• Daniyar Kylyzhov

Microsoft has set an end date for support for the old Edge

Microsoft will stop supporting the legacy Edge browser in the spring. The company announced this in an official blog post.

According to Microsoft's timeline, support for Microsoft Edge Legacy will end on March 9, 2021, as will the release of updates for the app. On April 13, a scheduled Windows 10 update will be released that will automatically remove Microsoft Edge Legacy and install the new Microsoft Edge instead.

“Almost two years ago, we started working on the new Microsoft Edge. The result is a completely new browser built on the open-source Chromium engine with the latest Microsoft capabilities. Since its release in January, millions of users have updated their browsers to the new Microsoft Edge. In addition, new devices and future Windows updates starting with Windows 10 version 20H2 will include the new Microsoft Edge, ” the message says.

The April 13 update will also remove the legacy version of Edge on earlier Windows 10 - 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, 20H2. Since Windows 10 20H2 has a new Edge installed by default, the update will only remove the legacy Edge.

Support for Internet Explorer 11 and applications for it will also end in 2021.

“Customers have been using IE 11 since 2013 when the online environment was much less complex than it is today. Since then, new web standards and browsers have made the Internet easier and better. We believe that Microsoft 365 subscribers in both consumer and commercial contexts will be delighted with these changes due to faster access to more features in everyday toolkits such as Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and others, ”the company concluded.


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