Internet Explorer Officially Retired, Users Redirected to Microsoft Edge


Microsoft’s top browser, Internet Explorer, is shutting down starting June 15, and users are starting to be redirected to Edge.

“Eventually, Internet Explorer was permanently disabled as part of the Windows Update development plan, the Internet Explorer icon on the device will be removed,” said general manager of Microsoft Edge Enterprise, Sean Lyndersay, quoted from The Verge, Friday (17/6).

Microsoft, through their official website, reminded several times that Internet Explorer was closing as of June 15, 2022 and asked users to switch to Edge.

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Due to the planned shutdown, Internet Explorer has not received any more updates since August 2021.

The Verge reports that users will automatically be redirected to Microsoft Edge when opening Internet Explorer, an action that will continue for the next few months.

This redirect will transport some of the data that was in Internet Explorers, such as passwords, browser settings, and preferred sites.

Microsoft Edge also has a reload in IE mode option to load settings that were previously in Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer browser officially retired after 26 years of operation. (Ant/OL-1)


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