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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Microsoft itself says that continuing to use Internet Explorer (IE) is a "technical debt" and is urging people to move to Edge, but some companies are using IE for their business systems. It seems that the company thought that it would be a security issue to be used directly for internet browsing and other purposes instead of being used within a closed system, so Microsoft is going to forcefully take steps to migrate to Edge.

According to ZDNet, starting with Edge 87, which will be released in November, if you try to open certain websites in IE, they will be forced to open in Edge. The affected sites are listed in a file that is added to the Edge installation, which currently lists 1,156 sites, including YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

When redirecting, the Microsoft support page will appear and inform you that Edge's IE mode is available if you need to view the site in IE.

Enterprise customers can reportedly disable the forced redirects by setting group policies. Also, if you don't have Edge installed, it won't affect you.

According to data from Statcounter, an online statistical tool, IE still has a global market share of 1.19% (4.96% in Japan, by the way) as of September 2020. Microsoft would like to take this share to 0%, but it will take a lot of time.

Source: ZDNet


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.