As on schedule following Google Chrome 102, Microsoft Edge has also been updated to version 102, with the complete version 102.0.1245.30. Similar to Chrome, Edge now also follows a 4-week release cycle, instead of 6 weeks. This was implemented earlier to bring out frequent changes to the web browser and patch up any vulnerabilities before they could be exploited.
With that, we are seeing some drawbacks, as this release of Edge does not include any major new features, but it still includes 24 security fixes.
Let us now show you how to upgrade your existing Edge browser to version 102. If you have deleted the browser, you can install it from the direct download links for different platforms given below.
Table of Contents
- Complete Release Build: 102.0.1245.30
- Release Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Edge 101
New in Microsoft Edge 102
Reverse Image Search
Edge has now enabled a reverse image search feature, using which you can now perform a reverse search on the Bing search engine of any image that you see on your screen.
As you can see from the image above while hovering over an image, clicking on the camera icon will pop up the reverse search results in a separate bar on the right of the browser. However, you can disable this feature by clicking on the ellipses (3 dots) below the camera icon.
Note that this feature only works whilst using Edge in full-screen mode.
The security vulnerabilities addressed in this update mostly affect Chromium, which is now the core of the Edge browser. However, 3 security fixes are specific to the Edge browser only, which are:
- Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2022-30128 – Moderate
- Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2022-30127 – Moderate
- Spoofing Vulnerability – CVE-2022-26905 – Low
New Group Policies
The following group policies have also been added for an administrator to manage more conveniently:
AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins – You can configure this policy to generate a list of origins that allow all HTTP authentication.
OutlookHubMenuEnabled – This group policy lets you enable or disable access to the Outlook menu.
NetworkServiceSandboxEnabled – A new group policy to enable or disable the network service sandbox in the browser.
UserAgentClientHintsGREASEUpdateEnabled – As the name suggests, this policy gives you control over the User-Agent Client Hints GREASE Update feature.
Download Microsoft Edge 102
If you already have Microsoft Edge on your PC, you can simply upgrade it to the latest build using the guide given further down below. If not, use the links given in the next section to install it now.
Upgrade to Edge 102
Follow the steps below to upgrade to the latest available Edge version:
Click on the ellipses in the top-right corner of the browser, expand Help and feedback, and then click About Microsoft Edge.
Edge will now begin to scan for an update, and then download and install it if one is available. Once the download is completed, you will need to Restart the browser.
Once it relaunches, you can return to the About page and check that it has been updated to version 102.0.1245.30.
Download Edge 102 Installers
If you want to use Edge 102 on any operating system other than Windows 11 and 10, like Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android, you will need to download its offline installers.
You can download the latest Microsoft Edge installers (including stable, beta, and dev releases) from this link. You can also download the browser in your preferred language, using the tips given on the above-mentioned page.
Use Portable Edge Chromium Updater
If you are using Edge’s portable version, it will not update on its own. For that, a small tool known as Portable Edge Updater is available on GitHub, which allows you to install or update the existing Microsoft Edge Chromium to the latest build available. You can also use this tool to download the x64 and x86 versions from all channels, including the stable channel and the 3 channels from Edge Insider.
Download the tool by opening the Portable Edge GitHub page and then clicking on the link provided by Portable.Edge.Chromium.Updater….7z.
The tool is then downloaded. Extract it and then run the .exe file. Inside the tool, click on the channel and bit architecture you want to download (the versions are also mentioned). In this case, we will download Edge version 102 from the stable channel.
The browser will then begin to update (or download). Once done, you can check if the Microsoft Edge Chromium portable 100 is now available on your device.
Microsoft Edge Update History
|Features & improvements
|Addresses 11 vulnerabilities, fixes hiding the sidebar button in the top menu, rebrands “Web capture” to “Screenshot”
|Addresses 6 vulnerabilities, organizational branding policies in Edge for Business, added AVIF and AV1 support, e-tree in Wallets, new website typo protection policies
|Addresses 8 vulnerabilities, introduces new policies, no new features
|Addresses 16 vulnerabilities, improves split-screen restore, ability to manage sidebar app auto-launch, “Always show sidebar” option placed under Copilot settings
|Addresses 15 vulnerabilities, and introduces AI-powered Find on Page.
|Addresses 14 vulnerabilities, includes More Tools deprecations and unload event deprecation, includes support for Microsoft Edge for Business for BYOPC via Intune.
|Addresses 23 vulnerabilities, introduces split screen, ability to drop files across devices, and ability to attach Edge sidebar to desktop.
|Microsoft Edge management service, rounded tabs, mouse gestures, split screen view.
|Basic Enhanced Security Mode was removed, shifted to EdgeUpdater on macOS, and introduced new policies, addresses 2 security vulnerabilities.
|Introduced Browser Essentials in place of the Performance Hub, improvements to enhanced security mode and some policies.
|Bing copilot in the toolbar, auto-hiding sidebar, hover over the sidebar to expand, and policy to clear IE mode history on browser exit.
|Introduces Immersive Reader policies, Azure Active Directory synchronization, Drop feature to share files, and several security updates.
|14 security updates, 8 new policies, and 2 deprecated policies.
|Important security fixes, a new policy to disable Web Select amongst others.
|Improved sidebar, new policies, and security fixes.
|Improved web defense and increased the maximum number of search results to 4
|Improvements to IE mode and enhanced security
|Support to import data and enhanced security on the web
|Improvements for online and web gaming
|With reverse image search and security improvements
|Sends 3-digit user agent string, PDF updates, and hardware-enforces stack protection
|Custom primary password and PDF navigation
|Edge Bar, reduced resource consumption
|Auto-citation, endpoint data loss prevention (DLP)
|Super duper secure mode, typosquatting
|SSO, PDF printing
|Vertical Tabs, Sleeping Tabs, Startup Boost
|Password generator, transparent privacy controls
Although Edge 102 does not bring any significant features to the table, we still suggest that you upgrade to this release as soon as possible. This is because it still includes several security updates that can keep your system secure and prevent attackers from exploiting the vulnerabilities.