Microsoft retiring Internet Explorer in 2022

Microsoft retiring Internet Explorer in 2022
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Microsoft announced Wednesday that it is retiring Internet Explorer next year after 25 years.

The web browser has seen its use tank as Microsoft has shifted toward its Edge web browser.

“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” the company wrote in a blog post. “The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10."


Microsoft first introduced Edge in 2015 as it started moving people and businesses away from IE, which was the default browser on millions of computers starting in the 1990s.

The sleeker new web browser is an effort by Microsoft to compete with Google Chrome, which most analyses say controls the majority of the global browser market.

Edge’s usage is much closer to Firefox or Opera in the low single digits, well behind Apple’s Safari in terms of market share.