Microsoft shutting down Internet Explorer soon...

Microsoft shutting down Internet Explorer soon

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 12:03 PM, 13 June 2022   Updated: 12:05 PM, 13 June 2022

Web browser Internet Explorer; File Photo

Web browser Internet Explorer; File Photo

Web browser Internet Explorer will be shutting down soon. It will no longer be used after June 15, Microsoft authorities say. 

The iconic browser began its journey in 1995 as an add-on package with the Windows-95 operating system. Initially launched as an add-on package, but later Microsoft offered free downloads.

Internet Explorer reached its peak of success in 2003. At that time, Explorer accounted for 95 percent of all Internet browsers used worldwide. However, with the advent of new browsers in the competitive market, the popularity of this iconic browser is slowly declining.

In 2016, Microsoft decided to stop working on the feature development of the browser. Then Microsoft launched a new browser called ‘AJ’. That’s when the company made the initial decision to shut down Internet Explorer.

Explorer’s service has been phased out since 2020. Internet Explorer support was discontinued by the Microsoft team in November 2020 and its support was turned off from Microsoft 365 in August 2021.  

According to a recent report, the service will be fully shut down from June 15.

Meanwhile, Sean Lyndersay, program manager of Microsoft AJ, said Internet Explorer mood has already been added to Microsoft AJ. As a result, all Legacy websites can be opened directly using AJ Browser.