Microsoft will officially stop supporting Internet Explorer browser on June 15.
First released in 1995, Internet Explorer (IE) was included in the add-on package for the Windows 95 operating system. Before other browsers appeared, IE was the most popular browser at that time, there was a time when IE owned a user rate of up to 95%. Just a few years later, the number of IE users had decreased significantly before the appearance of other competitors.
In 2016, IE stopped updating new features to replace the Microsoft Edge browser. This is also the first move that shows that Microsoft has plans to phase out IE in the future. As of 2020, Microsoft Team officially does not support IE and Microsoft 365 will do the same in 2021.
Currently, if users still try to use IE to access YouTube, Facebook… will be redirected to a new tab on Microsoft Edge browser. Soon, a web page will appear with the content “Internet Explorer will stop working on June 15, 2022”, with a link to download Microsoft Edge.
Since the release of newer browsers, notably Chrome, IE has become a comical icon on the Internet because of its obsolescence. Regardless, we can’t forget that Internet Explorer was once the gateway to the early world of technology and brought the concept of the world wide web (www) to millions of people around the world.
Internet Explorer is also the only means to help users download popular browsers today. With all of that said, this will be the browser forever remembered by the “convex” computer generations of the 1990s and early 2000s.