Microsoft Edge 102 Released With Security Fixes But No Major Features

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.

Release Summary

  • Complete Release Build: 102.0.1245.30
  • Release Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • Compatibility: Windows 1110, 8.1, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.
  • Previous BuildEdge 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.

Reverse search
Reverse search

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.

Searh results
Search results

Note that this feature only works whilst using Edge in full-screen mode.

Security Improvements

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:

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.

    Location:

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\AllHttpAuthSchemesAllowedForOrigins
  • OutlookHubMenuEnabled – This group policy lets you enable or disable access to the Outlook menu.

    Location:

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • NetworkServiceSandboxEnabled – A new group policy to enable or disable the network service sandbox in the browser.

    Location:

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge
  • UserAgentClientHintsGREASEUpdateEnabled – As the name suggests, this policy gives you control over the User-Agent Client Hints GREASE Update feature.

    Location:

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge

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.

Microsoft Edge comes preinstalled in Windows 11 and 10. Learn how to uninstall Microsoft Edge.

Upgrade to Edge 102

Follow the steps below to upgrade to the latest available Edge version:

  1. Click on the ellipses in the top-right corner of the browser, expand Help and feedback, and then click About Microsoft Edge.

    About Microsoft Edge
    About Microsoft Edge
  2. 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.

    Restart Edge
    Restart Edge

Once it relaunches, you can return to the About page and check that it has been updated to version 102.0.1245.30.

Edge successfully updated
Edge successfully updated

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.

Download Portable Edge Updater
Download Portable Edge Updater

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.

portable
Download Microsoft Edge 102 Portable

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

Edge VersionFeatures
Edge 99Custom primary password and PDF navigation
Edge 98Edge Bar, reduced resource consumption
Edge 97Auto-citation, endpoint data loss prevention (DLP)
Edge 96Super duper secure mode, typosquatting
Edge 90SSO, PDF printing
Edge 88Password generator, transparent privacy controls

Closing Thoughts

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.

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