The time has come for us to say goodbye to Internet Explorer, everyone̵
The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and will no longer be supported for certain versions of Windows 10 from now on for about a year, on June 15, 2022. Microsoft’s online services for the browser will also stop supporting on August 17, 2021.
Microsoft has been slowly pushing the browser’s users to switch to the newer Chromium-based Microsoft Edge for years. The company cites security, speed and a “more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer” as reasons for taking the plunge. It also started force users to use Edge for specific sites like YouTube, Twitter and more.
In addition, Edge offers backward compatibility with legacy applications and websites, thanks to the built-in “Internet Explorer mode”. Because of this, users can still access Explorer-based sites and programs directly from the new browser instead of having to switch between the two or keep them both open at the same time. Microsoft has done whatever it takes to make the switch as painless as possible for older users, and they have another year to download Edge and make the official switch.