Explained: Why is Microsoft shutting down the Internet Explorer

However, users still have the option to click the “Reload in IE Mode” button if they encounter an outdated website or application that is not loading or not working properly in Edge. Image credit — AP

Microsoft announced the end of Internet Explorer for the first time in 2015. The company introduced a new platform codenamed “Project Spartan”, an improved browser it developed for Windows 10 and above. This platform is designed to improve Windows browsing experience and attract more users. The company later revealed that: Project Spartan used to be Microsoft Edgecurrently the company’s primary Internet browser.
The company recently updated its blog to announce that it is going with the internet Explorer after nearly three decades of service and has since started redirecting users to Microsoft Edge. The iconic blue “E” and gold circle symbol browser have been around since dial-up internet service when users had to struggle to connect when someone else in the house was on the phone.
How Internet Explorer Users Are Redirected to Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge was introduced by the company to tackle the rival browser Google Chrome† The company even introduced the browser as a “chromium browser” (named after Google Chrome) because Edge was able to run extensions at high speeds intended to match Google Chrome. In addition, the company claimed that the browser was faster and more complex than providing users with a complete browsing experience.
With Microsoft phasing out Internet Explorer, users clicking the tool will be redirected to Microsoft Edge while remaining in “IE mode”, allowing users to keep access to their original and older apps in the retired browser without permanently deleting everything. in one go. Microsoft has also mentioned that IE users can keep all their data (passwords, bookmarks, etc.) Side, while the diversion continues. However, users still have the option to click the “Reload in IE Mode” button if they encounter an outdated website or application that is not loading or not working properly in Edge.
Why is Microsoft discontinuing Internet Explorer?
According to the company, the incremental improvements to Internet Explorer couldn’t match the overall improvements to the Web in general,” so they had to start over with a clean slate. The company also claims that Microsoft Edge is “faster, more secure, and more modern browser for today’s internet” as well as the best browser for Windows.
Microsoft explained that “some areas of the web still rely on the specific behavior and features of Internet Explorer,” which is why the company has introduced an IE mode in Microsoft Edge.
When will Microsoft pull the plug on Internet Explorer?
The company has said that the process of redirecting Internet Explorer to Edge will be active for “several months”. Meanwhile, Microsoft has not announced the exact date, but said IE will eventually be disabled permanently with an upcoming software update and will also remove all IE-branded icons and graphics.

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