Microsoft’s Internet Explorer desktop application to be retired soon
11 months ago
Microsoft has decided to close its 25 years old web browser Internet Explorer.
The world’s well-known tech company Microsoft has decided to shut down the popular web browser Internet Explorer next year. Over the past few years, Microsoft has allowed Windows users to move from Internet Explorer to Edge Browser. Now Microsoft has officially stated that Internet Explorer will retire in 2022 next year on June 15.
Microsoft Edge Program Manager Sean Lyndersay announced that Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is now using Microsoft Edge. The Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will be shut down and will be out of Windows 10 support from June 15, 2022.
Internet Explorer will run until next year and will be replaced by an entirely new Microsoft Edge. Microsoft designed IE mode for Edge a few months ago for an easy switch from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge. With this mode, businesses can easily transit and adopt a new Chromium-based browser. Microsoft calls for IE mode support in the Edge browser by 2029.
In an official statement, the company stated that IE mode support would work for the life cycle of the window client, server and IoT releases by at least 2029. In addition, Microsoft will give notice a year before the IE mode experience retires when the time comes. Microsoft stopped Internet Explorer 11 support for the Microsoft Teams Web app last year. Now the company is also planning to remove Microsoft 365 from access to the service by the end of this year.
Furthermore, he added, “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. We can’t thank everyone enough for supporting Internet Explorer over the years. Many people and organizations around the world have depended on IE to support them as they’ve learned, grown and conducted business online. Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode inherits this important responsibility, and we look forward to supporting you online with Microsoft Edge.