Microsoft to finally discontinue Internet Explorer in 2022

This will be the end of Internet Explorer.

Effie Tan

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Published: 20 May 2021, 1:41 PM

Microsoft will be discontinuing Internet Explorer on Jun 15, 2022, after operating it for more than 25 years. 

Once implemented next year, Microsoft 365’s office applications will no longer support and run Internet Explorer for certain versions of Window 10.

Many consumers have already stopped using the ageing web browser in favour of more popular alternatives like Google Chrome.

Sean Lyndersay, a Microsoft Edge program manager said: “The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in 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 Jun 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”

Sean added that the newer Edge browser is a faster, more secure and more modern experience compared to Internet Explorer. It is also compatible with older websites and applications. 

However, 2022 will not be the end of Internet Explorer for some businesses and organisations. Microsoft is still offering the built-in Internet Explorer mode that was created years ago, giving businesses and organisations until the end of 2029 to transition to modern browsers.

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