The company said: Our new modern browser first appeared more than a year ago, and today it can be found across hundreds of millions of devices.
She added: Last August we announced that support for the old Microsoft Edge browser will end on March 9, 2021 as part of this move to the new Microsoft Edge, and support is officially ending today, and it will no longer receive future security updates.
Microsoft previously announced that it will replace the old Microsoft Edge browser with the new Microsoft Edge browser over Windows 10 when the April cumulative updates arrive.
A software giant is offered FastTrack Help For organizations that need help moving to the new Microsoft Edge browser, this help is free for those with eligible Microsoft 365 accounts.
The old Microsoft Edge browser was originally named Spartan and was included with Windows 10 as the operating system’s default web browser before it was officially called Edge.
This comes after the company announced in December 2018 that it was replacing its Edge browser with a new browser powered by the Chromium engine, and more than a year later, Edge Chromium was considered generally available in January 2020.
Starting next month, the old browser will be removed as part of Tuesday’s update. This change also occurs in the preview update that rolls out later this month.
This change does not affect WebView, which is still supported, which is used in many hosted web applications and in parts of applications that need to view the web.
And these apps will not stop working, although you can move your app to Chromium-based WebView 2.
And in case you are still using the old browser, you are considered safe until next month, as the final security update arrives today, and you must prepare when the browser is replaced next month.
By most measures, the new Microsoft Edge browser is massively superior, but it ends Microsoft’s dedicated web display engines, which date back to early versions of Internet Explorer.