Microsoft is taking a page out of Google’s play book and launching a new “Developer Channel” for Internet Explorer. Now developers and anyone else itching for new features in the web browser (as well as potential bugs) can try out upcoming features before they’re available to the general public.


IE Developer Channel is available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 and you can download and install it without affecting your existing Internet Explorer 11 settings. The two browsers can be installed alongside one another.

The new browser is available for download from

As of June 16th, here are some of the things you can do with IE Developer Channel that you can’t yet do with IE11:

Microsoft says the browser also features improvements in WebGL performance.

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2 replies on “Internet Explorer Dev Channel lets you try new features early”

  1. I like how Internet Explorer is still around. It must’ve already lost too many users years ago and I don’t think doing any of this will get anybody back. That icon gives me the shudders now.

    1. I clicked a link in-program and it brought up IE…. I cringed, exited, and stop caring that I had to go to the link.

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