Latest Microsoft Edge Dev build update adds new features and usual reliability fixes

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft just released the first Edge Dev build update in 2023, coming in at 110.0.1587.1. The build update adds a couple of new features.

First up is a new ad blocker that can be activated with a long press. What’s more, you can now change the wallpaper directly from the New Tab Page. Both features are available for Android users.

Aside from these, WebView2 now features experimental Permission management API. Enterprise users also get a set of new policies, that is, the Print preview sticky setting policy and a touch mode policy that allows them to disable the Immersive Reader’s Grammar Tools.

The update also features a ton of reliability fixes as well as policy updates be sure to check them out over at Microsoft’s blog post. However, it is worth noting that there have been multiple complaints lodged by users indicating that the browser is crashing. Microsoft has confirmed the issue and is currently working on a fix for the same.

The Edge build update should roll out to users automatically, however, if this is not the case, you can trigger the update manually by visiting Edge’s Settings menu, then click on Help and Feedback, select About Microsoft Edge, and then wait for the browser to download the update.

In related news, we are edging closer to the Microsoft Edge February 2023 update that will completely phase out Internet Explorer 11. Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.