In this article, we are going to be covering the Internet Explorer sunset date, as the 27-year-old browser is being retired and becoming a thing of the past.
After 27 years of service, Microsoft announced the retirement of its oldest browser, Internet Explorer. According to Microsoft, it will retire in peace after the company ends widespread support for the aged browser and deprecates it on June 15, 2022.
Internet Explorer sunsets over the horizon
Internet Explorer was originally available as a free add-on for Windows 95. From June 15th, 2022, according to Microsoft’s announcement, Internet Explorer will be disabled. They stated in a company release that:
“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Not only is Microsoft 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,”
“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,”
The announcement of the end of Internet Explorer has gone viral, and netizens have responded with humorous and sad images.
The transition from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge
For those still using Internet Explorer at home, Microsoft has advised moving to Microsoft Edge before June 15, 2022 “to start enjoying a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience.”
“The good news: you probably already have it on your device. Search for “Microsoft Edge” using the Windows 10 search box or look for the icon. If you don’t have it, you can easily download it here. We’ve also aimed to make the upgrade to Microsoft Edge simple,”
“Once you’ve opted into moving to Microsoft Edge, it’s easy to bring over your passwords, favorites, and other browsing data from Internet Explorer in a few clicks. And if you run into a site that needs Internet Explorer to open, Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode built-in so you can still access it,”
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