End of an era: Internet Explorer web browser set to retire next year

End of an era: Internet Explorer web browser set to retire next year

Users wil be able to retain their old passwords and apps used on Internet Explorer upon transition to Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Corp will discontinue one of its earliest web offerings, Internet Explorer, which it created more than 25 years ago. The tech company said Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022.

“The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10,“ the company said in a blog published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge, it further said referring to its newer web browser offering.

"Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications," Microsoft said.

For users who still use Internet Explorer, the company recommended transitioning to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022, “to start enjoying a faster, more secure browsing experience”.

End of an era: Internet Explorer web browser set to retire next year
End of an era; Microsoft finally kills Internet Explorer

Chrome emerged as the dominant market player cornering 65% share of browser market as of April 2021.

Microsoft launched Edge browser in 2015 that runs on the same technology as Google browser.

"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," Microsoft added.

Users wil be able to retain their old passwords and apps used on Internet Explorer upon transition to Microsoft Edge.

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