“As contributors to the Chromium project, we look forward to the new 4-week major release cycle cadence that Google announced to help deliver that innovation to our customers even faster,” Microsoft said in a blog post on Friday.
The change will go into effect with Edge 94, which is targeted for a September release. Google has committed to making the switch with Chrome in Q3 with Chrome 94, but hasn’t given a specific month like Microsoft has.
Like Google, Microsoft is also offering enterprises the option of a longer release cycle. On that Extended Stable schedule, there will be a new release every eight weeks. However, a four-week cadence will be the default, Microsoft says.
Edge isn’t the only Chromium-based browser making the switch to a four-week release cycle; Brave told The Verge on March 5th that it plans to match the new schedule as well.