The switch happens as part of the April 2021 Patch Tuesday rollout and is powered by the new cumulative updates that were published today.
In other words, when you install the April 2021 cumulative updates, Windows 10 automatically removes the legacy version of Microsoft Edge and instead downloads and installs the Chromium replacement.
If you have already installed the Chromium-based Edge, then the new cumulative update just removes the original version of the browser.
“When you apply this update to your devices, the out of support Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will be removed and the new Microsoft Edge will be installed. The new Microsoft Edge offers built-in security and our best interoperability with the Microsoft security ecosystem, all while being more secure than Chrome … (read more)
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