NEW DELHI: After more than 25 years Microsoft is ready to unplug his retired web browser – Internet Explorer. The company claims that the aging web browser has not been used by most consumers in years.
The tech giant will end support for Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022. “We announce that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is at hand Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired for certain versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022 and will no longer be supported, “said an official blog post.
The company also mentions that Microsoft Edge has an IE mode that allows users to learn about the web browser. “Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (” IE mode “) built into it, so you can access legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications right from Microsoft Edge,” the company added.
Last year Microsoft started shutting down Internet Explorer. The company ended Internet Explorer 11 support for the Microsoft Teams web application last year. The company also plans to block the browser from accessing Microsoft 365 services later this year. As of August 17, 2021, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer support Microsoft’s online services such as OneDrive, Office 365, Outlook and more.
In related news, Microsoft Edge is the second most popular internet browser in the world. According to a report from NetMarketShare, Microsoft Edge put Mozilla Firefox in third place and now has a market share of 7.59%. Firefox in third place has a 7.19% market share. Google Chrome remains the undisputed number one Internet browser with a market share of a whopping 68.5%.