Internet Explorer is living its last moments! Several months before the deadline, Microsoft reminds all the last users of the browser to switch to Edge.
Last year, Microsoft announced the death date of Internet Explorer. On June 15, 2022, web browser support will end. Initially, the American publisher had planned to bury Internet Explorer last summer.
Microsoft had finally decided to offer several months of support to users, the time to convince them to switch to Edge. Despite its imminent death, the browser is still used by millions of Internet users around the world.
Microsoft encourages late Internet Explorer users to install Edge
As the deadline is fast approaching, Microsoft has posted a reminder on its official website. The American giant points out that many websites no longer support the illustrious browserwhich may degrade the user experience.
“As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge. For this reason, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop app will no longer be supported and will be redirected to Microsoft Edge if a user attempts to access it”says Microsoft.
For a time, IE mode (integrated within Microsoft Edge) will still be offered. This mode provides trouble-free viewing of internal websites designed to work with Internet Explorer. This mode was developed to smooth the transition between the two browsers.
Obviously, this mode is temporary. Microsoft will stop offering it gradually on computers running Windows. Here are the dates disclosed by the company:
- Windows 10 Enterprise version 20H2: May 9, 2023
- Windows 10 Enterprise version 2004: December 14, 2021
- Windows 10 2019 LTSC: January 9, 2029
- Windows 8.1: January 10, 2023
- Windows 7 (ESU required): January 15, 2023
“IE mode will continue to be supported until at least 2029 and Microsoft will give a year’s notice before deprecating the IE mode experience in the market when the time comes”, says Microsoft. To enjoy it until 2029 on Windows 10, you will need just update the operating system.
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft encourages the last recalcitrants to switch to Microsoft Edge, the latest version of its browser, which is “more reliable, faster and more secure”. Are you still using Internet Explorer? We are waiting for your opinion in the comments.