Microsoft has made public its final sunset date for its legacy Internet Explorer browser, which will be succeeded by its Edge web portal…
Microsoft essentially lost the browser war eight years ago when Google’s Chrome overtook the-then wildly popular Internet Explorer. Since that time, Chrome has dominated market share, which currently remains atop with nearly 65% and IE trailing far behind at under 1%, or approximately 0.71%, according to StatCounter. (Safari takes second place with 18.7%, while Firefox comes in third with 3.59%, and Edge in fourth with 3.39% presently.
Microsoft Announces the Official End of Internet Explorer will Occur June 15th 2022
Microsoft announced in a blog post that will pull all support for Internet Explorer on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 or roughly a year from now. Prior to that date, Microsoft’s online services will cease supporting the browser as of August 17, 2021. This marks the end of a quarter century run with over twenty-five years on the market. Microsoft plans to put its prowess behind its revamped Chromium-powered Edge browser.
“Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) built in, so you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge. With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”