If the feature sounds familiar, it’s because in previous versions, Microsoft Edge had a similar functionality known as pins. However, the ability to install web apps from the new version of the browser makes sites available from the Start menu and taskbar. In addition, if the website is capable, you can also use it offline. The most interesting part about web apps for Edge Chromium is that they literally install like normal apps, and you’ll even find them registered in the “Apps & features” settings page. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to install a website as an app on the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge.

How to install Progressive Web Apps on Microsoft Edge

To install a Progressive Web App on Windows 10 using Microsoft Edge Chromium, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the website will open as a separate process with a minimalist frame without navigation options or address bar as if it was a native application on Windows 10. Installing web apps on Microsoft Edge Chromium Configure web app on Microsoft Edge However, you’ll notice a three-dotted button in the top-right, which allows you to access options, such as to remove the app, print, zoom, search, info about the site, and an option to open the site on Microsoft Edge normally. After you save a site, it’ll install like a normal app, and it’ll appear in the Start menu. You can then pin it to Start or taskbar. You can always access all of your web apps from edge://apps. Update January 20, 2020: Originally published in April 2019, and it’s been revised in January 2020. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.