Microsoft will no longer support the Internet Explorer web browser, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old application will be supported for just one more year, and will be retired as of June 15, 2022.
The newer Edge browser boasts better compatibility, higher speed, and better security than its older sibling, plus Edge features a built-in “IE mode” for browsing legacy websites that still require the program.
According to the Verge, Microsoft has spent the last five years trying to get people to stop using Internet Explore, going so far as to label the app a “compatibility solution” rather than a web browser.
Edge is available for download from the browser’s website, and users can import settings and passwords from Internet Explorer in a matter of clicks.
Microsoft also said that enterprise clients tend to have a “surprisingly large” number of legacy apps and websites accumulated over the years that still rely on Internet Explorer, and promised to support IE mode until at least 2029.
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