How to Install Microsoft Edge Browser on Ubuntu 22.04?

Ubuntu is a Debian based Linux distro. It also contains the free and open source applications. Ubuntu comes up with pre-installed Firefox web browser. Other web browser’s such as Microsoft Edge browser can also be installed on it. Microsoft Edge was first developed on April 29, 2015 by Microsoft Corporation. By default it is the official web browser for Windows OS.

We have compiled a couple of steps to install Edge browser.

Step 1: Update System Repositories

Before installing Microsoft Edge browser, it is recommended to system packages:

sudo apt update

Hence, the repositories are updated.

Step 2: Install Essential Packages

Run the provided code to install the necessary packages:

sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2 ubuntu-keyring -y

Step 3: Import GPG Key

Execute the below code in the Terminal to import the GPG key:

wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Hence, keys are imported.

Step 4: Import Edge Browser Repository

In order to import the Microsoft Edge browser repository, execute the following code:

sudo add-apt-repository “deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/edge stable main”

Official Microsoft Edge Browser repository has been imported.

Step 5: Install Microsoft Edge Browser

Now, after importing Microsoft Edge repository, install Microsoft Edge browser on Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable –y

Hence, the browser is installed.

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How to Open/Launch Microsoft Edge Browser?

Click on “Start Menu” icon, type and search “edge” then Microsoft Edge icon will appear just click and launch it:

Microsoft Edge browser is launched successfully.

How to Remove/Uninstall Microsoft Edge Browser?

Microsoft Edge can be uninstalled from Ubuntu 22.04 by executing this code:

sudo apt autoremove microsoft-edge-stable *purge -y

Microsoft Edge browser is removed successfully.

Conclusion

To install Microsoft Edge browser on Ubuntu, first, open “Terminal” and execute the “sudo apt install microsoft-edge-stable –y” code.