Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.
Starting with Microsoft Edge Canary version 90.0.800.0, you can now browse in Kids Mode. Kids Mode is a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that’s designed for kids. With its kid-friendly features and safety guardrails in place, Kids Mode is a great place for children to safely explore the web. Kids Mode includes features like custom browser themes, kid-friendly content, browsing based on an allow list, Bing SafeSearch set to strict, and a password requirement to exit. Also, Kids Mode doesn't require a Microsoft Family child account or profile.
When you start browsing in Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode until you exit Kids Mode.
You don't have to be signed into the Microsoft Edge browser to use Kids Mode, but signing in will allow the Kids Mode settings to sync across your devices.
See also: Learn more about Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support
This tutorial will show you how to start and exit Kids Mode browsing in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.
Currently, Kids Mode is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS.
To Start Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the user profile switcher icon in the toolbar, and click/tap on Browse in Kids Mode. (see screenshot below)
If this is the first time launching Kids Mode, you will see an explanation of what the feature is. Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)
Choose 5-8 years or 9 and older for the appropriate age range you want to launch Kids Mode in. (see screenshot below)
This Choose the appropriate age range dialog will not be available unless this is the first time launching Kids Mode or you have turned on Always ask to choose age range before starting Kids Mode in edge://settings/family.
Your current Microsoft Edge browsing window will be saved and closed, and a new window for Kids Mode will open in full screen. Until you exit Kids Mode, Microsoft Edge will always launch in Kids Mode. (see screenshot below)
To Exit Kids Mode Browsing in Microsoft Edge
While browsing in Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, move the pointer to the top of the full screen window to see the title bar, and perform either action below: (see screenshot below)
- Close Microsoft Edge.
- Click/tap on the Kids Mode icon, and click/tap on Exit Kids Mode Window.
Enter the current user account's credentials to approve exiting Kids Mode. (see screenshot below)
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