Microsoft has announced the retirement of Internet Explorer, the browser it created more than 25 years ago and which is now largely abandoned as people prefer competitors such as Google Chrome or Apple Safari.
“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” the company said in a blog post, referring to its other browser.
“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 said.
Microsoft said that as of June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer will be retired and no longer be supported by the company. But Internet Explorer-based websites and applications will work with Edge at least until 2029, Microsoft said, because many organizations have websites based on the soon-to-retire browser.