Does it make sense to switch my browser from Chrome to Microsoft Edge?

Asked 22-Feb-2022
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yes, you can switch my browser from Chrome to Microsoft Edge:

  • Edge and Chrome have somewhat different arrow buttons and other icons, but the URL/search bar is basically the same, and the symbols for extensions and add-ons are in the same area. You'll see the same tabs menu if you right-click to the right of the tabs. In short, switching from Chrome to Edge won't make much of a difference in your day-to-day browsing.
  • The default search engine and site, however, are noticeably different. Edge, by default, uses Microsoft's Bing, whereas Google uses Google's search engine.
  • In terms of features, switching from Chrome to Edge is rather straightforward. Simply download and install Microsoft's new browser, accept the request to sync your Chrome passwords, bookmarks, addresses, and other data, and you're ready to go. Although most modern browsers have the same basic functionality, it's a good feature in and of itself.
  • One key performance advantage that Microsoft Edge has over Chrome is memory use. Edge, in short, utilises fewer resources. Chrome used to be known for how little RAM it consumed, but it's become bloated in recent years. With six sites loaded, Edge utilised 665MB of RAM, whereas Chrome used 1.4GB – a significant difference, especially for devices with limited memory.

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