Microsoft wants users to use Edge browser instead of Google’s Chrome on Windows 10
Microsoft is finding new ways to convince Windows 10 users to use its new Edge browser instead of Chrome or Firefox. In the newly released Windows 10 preview Build 10568, the Redmond giant has added a new prompt targeting users switching default apps. If you have Microsoft Edge set as the default browser and install Chrome and switch defaults then a dialog box with “give Microsoft Edge a shot” appears. The popup also has a message in bold and blue that Windows 10 user “Dont Switch and try it now.”
The popup further tells the users that Microsoft Edge lets you write on webpages, has Cortana integration, and includes a reading view.
This Microsoft move is likely to irk Google and Firefox Mozilla CEO had blasted Microsoft earlier when the tech giant had made it harder to switch to Firefox in Windows 10, and the company even created a tutorial video to help Firefox users restore their default app settings.
Microsoft appears to be doing the same for photo and music apps, too. If you attempt to switch defaults then a similar dialog box appears to try and convince you to stick with the built-in photos or Groove Music apps.
Kindly note that earlier builds of Windows 10 dont have these popups and it is only seen in the new build which is expected to ship in the next few weeks. It is also possible that Microsoft could and will tweak exactly when and how this prompt appears.
On a side note, despite Microsoft’s best of effort, the newly released Edge browser has not found the liking among Internet users.