Microsoft has announced the retirement of Internet Explorer, the browser it created over 26 years ago, and which is now largely abandoned following the release of other browser competitors like Google Chrome and Safari.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated, ‘We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge.’
‘Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications’, the company added.
In light of this announcement, many people took to Twitter to share their nostalgia about the browser, with one hilariously writing, ‘I still fondly remember how I used it to download Chrome on every new Windows system’.
Another user Tweeted, ‘This browser might seem old and outdated nowadays, but back in the day, everyone needed it. RIP Internet Explorer 1995-2022’.
On June 15, 2022, Internet Explorer will officially retire and will no longer be supported by Microsoft. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer-based websites and apps will transfer to Edge until at least 2029.