Microsoft has revealed that it will eventually retire Internet Explorer, the ageing web browser that has become a joke in recent years due to its slow processing speed.
Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer will be phased out on June 15, 2022. In the last few years, the tech giant has now decided that consumers have had enough time to get used to its Edge browser, and it expects a smooth transition.
Microsoft Edge programme manager Sean Lyndersay said of the end of Internet Explorer, "We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge."
Lyndersay also stated that, for some versions of Windows 10, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be discontinued and support will end on June 15, 2022. Microsoft has also announced that commercial versions of the browser would no longer be supported.
Microsoft said in a statement that “IE mode support will follow the lifecycle of Windows client, server, and IoT updates at least through 2029.” Additionally, Microsoft will have a year's notice before discontinuing the IE mode experience when the time comes.”