Microsoft will discontinue Internet Explorer in 2022, after more than 25 years. The browser will no longer receive security updates or support from July next year.
It has shipped with Windows 10 since the launch of the operating system in 2015, despite Microsoft promoting the new Microsoft Edge. It has already been retired with Windows 10 preview build 21387, released last week.
Microsoft says that “the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”
It continues to recommend that users switch to Microsoft Edge, which was relaunched in 2020 with Chromium, and continues to receive significant new features and improvements.
It also marks the first time Microsoft has released a browser on macOS, since discontinuing Internet Explorer with OS X 10.6.8.