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Microsoft will redirect users from internet explorer to Edge come November

Microsoft has disclosed that it will be redirecting users to its new chromium edge browser.

A post on Microsoft’s page reveals that the transition will start from the third week of November.

The change will begin when Microsoft Edge’s new version (version 87) rolls out. 

It will apply to a list of over 1,156 websites, including many high traffic pages.

Some of these pages include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Some Google services, Microsoft’s Teams, and other big brands are also included in the list

This Znet video below shows what the transition will look like.

For quite some time, Microsoft has slowly but surely attempted to move users from Internet explorer.

Recently, Microsoft force-fed the new Edge browser to users through an automatic Windows update.

As at the time, many users expressed their dissatisfaction via some angry tweets. 

Although in Microsoft’s defence, having its preferred browser as the default on its systems isn’t an alien practice.

Apple systems (phones and laptops) come with Safari browsers pre-installed.

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The same applies to Google with respect to android devices.

So, it isn’t out of place to see Microsoft attempt to promote its new browser on Windows.

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According to a recent Statcounter report, Internet Explorer accounts for barely 5% of web traffic. 

Recent statistics on Internet explorer usage

Based on this report, we reckon that the transition wouldn’t be a difficult one as such. 

We hope that this is a step in Microsoft’s right direction and that more users will be willing to try out Edge for a change. 

If you are a devoted Internet explorer user, let us know what you think about the new change in the comment section below. 

Iyanuoluwa Agoi is a writer at Techuncode. A non-conventional writer and an out-of-the-box thinker who loves humour. Iyanu believes humour has the power to create high recall and engagement for all content forms. He'd never pass on the chance to throw in a little sarcasm on any piece of writing. Except, of course, this one. He was told that it is meant to be official. But, as you can see, he's already failing at making it so. Iyanu is an avid lover of good music; the James Arthur or JP Saxe kind. He listens to them in his spare time and also loves to watch stand up comedy.

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