Microsoft Corporation announced in its official blog about the end of support for the Internet Explorer browser from June 15, 2022. Until that date, its users have been advised to switch to a modern and more secure Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium engine, which will completely replace its predecessor shortly.
“The Internet Explorer 11 desktop app will be retired and will end on June 15, 2022 for certain versions of Windows 10,” said Sean Lyndersay, Microsoft Edge Product Manager.
At the same time, the end of support will not affect the corporate edition of Windows 10 LTSC – an outdated browser will still be included in its builds. To browse sites built for Internet Explorer, users are encouraged to use IE compatibility mode in Microsoft Edge, which the corporation plans to support until at least 2029.
According to an April report by analyst organization StatCounter, Internet Explorer has a market share of just 0.71%. In 2020, the browser ceased to be supported by the Microsoft Teams platform, and since August 17 of this year, applications and services included in the Microsoft 365 package will abandon it.