Silicon Valley: Microsoft Corporation has announced that it will retire its popular browser, Internet Explorer, by June 15, 2022, and will be replaced by Edge, a built-in web browser for Windows 10.
Shawn Lindersay, program manager for Microsoft Edge on Microsoft’s official website, said in a recent blog post that Internet Explorer support for the public will be phased out by June 15, 2022.
Although Internet Explorer will remain usable after that, updates will be discontinued for general users. However, it will not affect Windows 10 LTSC and Explorer 11 desktop products.
This blog highlights the strengths of the Edge browser and highlights the flaws and problems of Internet Explorer, and asks users to start using Microsoft Edge before June next year.
For this purpose, users have been given the facility to transfer all their bookmarks etc. to ‘Edge’ on Internet Explorer and also use ‘Edge’ in ‘IE11 Competitiveness Mode’ if desired so that Internet Explorer 11 All the facilities of ‘Edge’ should be available to them in the same way.
It should be noted that in recent years, Internet Explorer has encountered a number of technical issues, most of which are related to online security.
According to Microsoft’s official blog, all these issues have been resolved in ‘Edge’.
The first version of Internet Explorer was released in 1995 with Windows 95.
Later new versions were introduced and it became more and more popular, until in 2004 Internet Explorer was used on more than 95% of the world’s computers.
Since then, the popularity of Internet Explorer has waned and today its share of the global browser market is only about 4%.
Google Chrome is currently the world’s most popular web browser with a 64% share of the global browser market.