The end has finally come for Internet Explorer. Microsoft says it will remove the browser from nearly all versions of Windows 10 on June 15, 2022.
Microsoft says Windows 10 LTSC and Server Internet Explorer 11 desktop applications are not affected. It also does not affect the MSHTML (Trident) engine.
The company has encouraged uses to switch to Microsoft Edge browser for years. In a statement, Microsoft said, “Not only is 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 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.”
Microsoft touts Edge as faster, easier to use, and safer than Internet Explorer. Currently Internet Explorer is used by less than 2% of people accessing the Internet. Edge is more popular, used by 8% of folks browsing online. Google’s Chrome is the most popular browser, used by 67% of people going online.