Microsoft announced some heartbreaking news for Internet Explorer users: Internet Explorer is no more.
The company has permanently disabled the desktop version of Internet Explorer on certain versions of Windows 10, and updated its newer browser, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft announced Tuesday.
According to the firm, all other consumer and commercial devices that have not already been shifted from Explorer to Microsoft Edge will be affected. When users try to access Explorer, they are now sent to Edge.
Microsoft announced the retirement of Explorer in June of last year, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that the software ceased operating for customers. The graphic features and icons in the start menu and task bar of Internet Explorer 11 will likewise be phased out in June.
“With an increasing number of websites no longer supporting Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge delivers a quicker, more secure, and more contemporary browsing experience that can still access older, Internet Explorer-dependent sites when needed,” according to the company’s release.