The end of Microsoft’s old Edge browser is fast approaching Submitted The software giant provides more details on how it plans to remove the old browser from Windows computers.
It may have taken Microsoft a good chunk of the past decade to wean people away from IE, but the company has a more decisive retirement plan for the previous version of Edge.
Microsoft officials said in August 2020: They will no longer provide any security updates to the old Edge browser for desktop computers after March 9, 2021.
Microsoft has now added some additional information about what will happen next.
Microsoft plans to remove the old Edge browser and replace it with the new Chromium-based Edge browser when users apply the April cumulative security patch for Windows 10, due out on April 13, 2021.
The version of Edge browser that was launched alongside Windows 10 is uninstalled and uses the company’s EdgeHTML engine.
And in 2019, the company announced that it was rebuilding the browser from the ground up to take advantage of Chromium from Google.
And in June of last year, Microsoft started rolling it out with Windows Update.
Two months later, the software giant announced that it will not release any additional security updates to its old Edge browser after March 9, 2021.
And if you have the Chromium version of Edge installed on your computer, the update removes the old version only, so for most people, who either switch to another browser or switch to the new browser, they probably won’t notice any change.
Microsoft officials provided this information in a blog post about the Edge kiosk mode, where It advised Edge kiosk mode customers to install the new browser and set up Edge kiosk mode before applying Windows 10 patches in April.
People who do not encounter disruption to Edge kiosk mode, noting that some Edge kiosk features in the old Edge will not be available in the new Edge browser.
The company said: Most of the use cases will be available from version 90 of the browser and full parity should be present across version 91 of the new Edge browser.
The Windows 10 editions to which this release applies include 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, and 20H2.