Microsoft will kill the iconic Internet Explorer browser on June 15, 2022.
Microsoft is ready to kill the Internet Explorer browser next month after more than 25 years. For most people, their rendezvous with the Internet was probably initiated through Internet Explorer. However, his death was clear from the moment his rivals supplanted him. The age-old web browser has long since been replaced by strong competitors like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and even Microsoft Edge by the surfing public, but it’s only now that Microsoft is really going to kill Internet Explorer. The date of the act is June 15, 2022. The tech giant announced the same last year via one of its blog posts. Since Microsoft Edge already integrates Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”), users can access Internet Explorer-based websites and applications directly from Microsoft Edge, said Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge program manager who wrote, “We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. She added that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will be retired and unsupported on June 15, 2022 for some versions of Windows 10.
However, Internet Explorer 11 desktop apps on other versions of Windows, including Windows 8.1, Windows 7 ESU, Windows SAC, or Windows 10 IoT LTSC will remain unchanged.
The death of Internet Explorer was long overdue. Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer 11 for the Microsoft Teams web app in 2020 and Microsoft 365 services last year. Internet Explorer 11 support has already been dropped for Microsoft online services like Office 365, OneDrive, Outlook, etc. on August 17, 2022.
The tech giant tried to block people from using Internet Explorer after Microsoft Edge launched in 2015. The tech giant has since called Internet Explorer a “compatibility solution” instead of a browser and has encouraged companies to stop using the aging browser to promote Edge.
So if you’re a dedicated fan and still want to use it, here’s how to do it through Microsoft Edge IE mode
1. Open Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, then go to Settings and more in the upper right corner.
2. Tap the Settings option and click Default Browser.
3. Now find the “Internet Explorer Compatibility” tab and toggle “Allow sites to reload in Internet Explorer mode”, then tap Restart.
4. You can even make Edge your primary browser by going to the Edge Settings menu and then the “Profiles” heading in the left menu.
5. There, tap on “Import browser data” and select “Microsoft Internet Explorer” from the top drop-down menu and it will be done. You are ready to use Microsoft Edge IE mode.