With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft plans on adding a bunch of new features to Microsoft Edge. There’ll be a lot of new features for the browser itself, but Microsoft will be adding a handful of new features to the browser engine with the update. Today, Microsoft announced that the company is actively working on bringing WebAssembly Browser Preview to Microsoft Edge. WemAssembly, for those unfamiliar, it “is a new, portable, size- and load-time-efficient binary compiler target”. WebAssembly essentially provides a much better experience on the web — according to Microsoft, it provides a “near-native” experience on Edge. Here’s a video showing off WebAssembly in action on Microsoft Edge:
It is worth noting that the software giant is working with Google, Mozilla, as well as Apple on WebAssembly.