In August, Microsoft announced that it was cutting off access to a critical piece of support for Internet Explorer in 2021. Now, it’s gone a step further, forcing Windows users to use its Microsoft Edge browser, according to a report.
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ZDNet reports that Microsoft has compiled a list of 1,156 websites that are deemed “incompatible” for use in Internet Explorer, such as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. Microsoft Teams, which has more than 115 monthly active users and has been a staple for those working at home during the coronavirus pandemic, will also be affected by the change.
Microsoft has confirmed the change in an update, writing, “when a user goes to a site that is incompatible with Internet Explorer, they will be automatically redirected to Microsoft Edge.”
Microsoft’s update discussing the change notes it will come in the next version of Microsoft Edge, version 87. This is slated to arrive Nov. 19, ZDNet added.
The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant once dominated the internet browser market, but that has gone by the wayside in