If you are an active part of the Windows community then you might know that earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it will completely discontinue the beloved Internet Explorer.
As a matter of fact, Microsoft even stated that it will remove all visual references to Internet Explorer with an upcoming Windows 10 Update.
Well, Microsoft has now changed its plan to completely take down the almost three-decades-old web browser. The company has updated its IE11 desktop app retirement FAQ article and added that,
“Based on customer feedback, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) visual references, such as the IE11 icons on the Start Menu and taskbar, will no longer be removed by Windows update as previously communicated.
Organizations will continue to maintain control over determining the timing to remove IE11 visual references from their devices, if they have not already done so, by using the Disable IE policy.
Additionally, changes will be made over the next coming months to redirect a small subset of exceptional scenarios where IE11 is still accessible to Edge. This ensures users access a supported and more secure Microsoft browser.”
In simple terms, Microsoft will now allow organizations to remove Internet Explorer references based on their preferences and timing.
Furthermore in certain scenarios where IE11 is still accessible to users, they will be redirected to Edge.
For those unaware, Edge has a built-in Internet Explorer Mode which can be used to legacy websites and online services that haven’t been updated in a while.