Internet Explorer to Retire in June 2022, Edge to Take Over: Microsoft Says


Microsoft has said that it will stop supporting its browser Internet Explorer on June 15 next year. Internet Explorer was launched in August 1995. Microsoft browser Internet Explorer has been offering its services to Internet users for 25 years.

Microsoft recently said in a blog post that this web browser was offered with Windows 95. Sean Linderse, program manager at Microsoft Edge, said of the decision, Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and some versions of Windows 10 will stop supporting it from June 15, 2022.

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He further said, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge is not only a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it also conforms to older, traditional websites and applications.

Microsoft’s web browser Internet Explorer was launched on August 16, 1995. It became very popular. According to a CNN report, until 2000, Internet Explorer was the rule in search engines. After the arrival of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer’s popularity began to wane.

Till 2002, 95 percent people used it. By 2010, its customers were reduced to 50 percent. Currently 5 percent people use Microsoft’s browser. In such a situation, the company has decided to discontinue it.

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