Microsoft has long since switched its attention from the archaic Internet Explorer browser to the much more modern and advanced Edge, especially after the latter was transferred to the Chromium engine. The next nail in the coffin of Internet Explorer will be the fact that Google has stopped supporting its search service for this browser.
It’s worth remembering that the latest version of Internet Explorer was released in 2013 with Windows 8.1. Only in 2021 did Google decide to end support. Now only basic information will be shown in the search. The service does not stop working with the browser completely, but the search user will only have access to the most basic functions.
According to Google programmer Malte Ubl, the company conducted an internal assessment and concluded that the old browser is simply not worth the company’s resources to support it. For too stubborn retrogrades, there will be some opportunities to use, but new features will not be available.
As a web developer this is one of the happiest announcements in a while: Google Search ended support for IE11 in its main product 🎉 (you can still search but will get a fallback experience). I’m mostly posting this so you can send it to your boss 😛. We did the Math. It is time.
– Malte Ubl (@cramforce) October 1, 2021
Microsoft itself intends to completely end support for the browser on June 15, 2022, when the corresponding software will be removed from all user versions of Windows 10. For now, the OS is bundled with it as a solution for outdated websites, but with the appearance in Edge of the ability to automatically browse sites in IE mode, it is necessary in the old version, it actually disappeared completely.
Windows 11 will ship without Internet Explorer by default, only Microsoft Edge will be installed. In addition, even now, using Internet Explorer for surfing modern sites is not only inconvenient, but also simply unsafe.