It’s time to say goodbye to Internet Explorer. Long considered the web browser par excellence, Explorer has run out of steam in recent years, erased by the competition, until it disappears.
On Wednesday, Microsoft announced its intention to remove the web browser from certain versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022. After that time, it will no longer support Internet Explorer.
“The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge“, We read in a blog post from Microsoft published Wednesday.
In this sense, Microsoft invites users to now turn their gaze to Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer: ” Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure, and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, it is also able to address a key issue: compatibility with older and legacy websites and applications. “
Microsoft Edge has an Internet Explorer mode that will allow users to seamlessly access websites and applications based on the old browser, making the transition easier.
“With Microsoft Edge able to take on this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will be retired and no longer supported as of June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10”, Microsoft said. So while Windows 10’s Long Term Service Channel (LTSC) will continue to include Internet Explorer next year, consumer versions will no longer be browser-compatible.
Some versions will continue to have Internet Explorer support, such as Windows 8.1, according to a Microsoft FAQ detailing the change.
Last year, Microsoft announced that it was dropping support for Internet Explorer on its Microsoft 365 applications and services. This change will take effect on August 17.
Internet Explorer was the go-to browser on Windows PCs for years before competitors like Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome siphoned off users.