Microsoft being Microsoft, in case you thought they might use the engine switch to generate goodwill, or dig in to chromes user base.
Partly I’m hoping that somebody at Microsoft will wake up to the unrealised potential of Edge and start treating it like Safari: a utility that end users can trust to have their back and preserve their privacy in as many circumstances as possible. Apple doesn’t try to make revenue from Safari because they don’t need to. Microsoft doesn’t need to either. If they offered privacy-enhanced ad-blocking Chromium with opt-in MS integration I think they would eat Chrome’s lunch.
Chrome's lunch is to make advertisment revenue for Google, so ...