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.
*wakes up and discovers they not only decided to install Edge on my computer without my consent but also pinned it to my taskbar* …no. NO
— ᴍeadow w👀f🌿 (@gothfundme) June 29, 2020
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.
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.
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