Microsoft will provide a new edge as part of its monthly cumulative security update for windows 10, which is scheduled to be launched on April 13, 2021. Once the user installs the update, outdated edge legacy desktop applications will be exchanged by the latest edge browser.
According to Neowin's report, this update will completely remove the old version of edge browser from the operating system. If a new edge is already installed, it will not reinstall the browser, but just delete the old version.
Microsoft said in a post: "the new Microsoft edge provides built-in security and our best interoperability with the Microsoft Security ecosystem. At the same time, chrome is more secure than enterprises on Windows 10."
The changes will affect users using Windows 10 versions 20h2, 2004, 1909, 1903, 1809, and 1803.
Microsoft's new announcement may be aimed at promoting chromium based edge browser to its users. The new edge browser, launched last January, brings an improved interface, a new feature set and support for chrome extensions.
One of the recent updates introduced a new feature called "sleeping tabs". As its name implies, it makes the tab (temporarily unopened) inactive. Through the sleep tab, other applications that need those limited resources can take advantage of the released memory and less CPU burden.