26 May 2020
Microsoft is quite serious about giving its Edge browser a new life with some meaningful upgrades. It adds new features to the browser and removes those which are unwanted to offer a cleaner way to users to browse the internet. But the complete transformation is incomplete without some aesthetic changes. So, Microsoft has now released the redesigned icon of its Edge browser that would help you forget the bygone Internet Explorer.
Of late, Microsoft has been busy rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium-based engine. It is releasing preview builds to different platforms so that every user could experience the refresh Edge browser. But with the new redesigned logo, Microsoft has shown that changes are not just going on behind the wall. While the Edge browser is getting an overhaul in its functionalities, it is also getting rebuilt from outside.
Just like the functional changes, the design change was a much-needed one as well. The new logo still includes the alphabet “e” but it now looks more interesting. The logo appears to be a swirl of “e” made with different cool-toned colors, merged into one another. The icon may be representing a “c” for Chromium and an “e” for the Edge browser. The icon looks good but internet users have their opinions on it and the most popular one is similar looks to Firefox icon? Well, whatever the case is, Microsoft Edge’s new avatar now has a new logo. It has new colors, shape, orientation, and style as well.
Microsoft held an Easter egg hunt inside the latest Canary versions of Edge to disclose its new icon. The redesigned logo was actually the reward for solving the hunt.
The final clue led to the new Microsoft Edge logo. This was a really fun hunt, and only made possible by everyone working together over on Discord, Reddit, and Twitter. Thanks for all the fun! https://t.co/lPB6fJOPqa pic.twitter.com/hDmOcQu22a— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 2, 2019
The previous logo that Microsoft released in 2015 had a single blue color and it was designed to maintain the continuity with the branding of Internet Explorer.
It is still unknown when Microsoft will be releasing the final version of the Chromium-based Edge browser but it is interesting to see at least one finalized thing of its browser.