By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:48 PM June 15, 2022

Microsoft announced that its oldest browser, Internet Explorer, is shutting down after 27 years. The browser is expected to retire today, June 15, after its release in 1995.

Starting Wednesday, most people who try to open the application will be directed to Microsoft Edge — the company’s newer browser, The Telegraph reported.

After its launch in 1995, Internet Explorer became one of the most popular ways of accessing the internet, according to The Telegraph. By 2016, Edge replaced it as the company’s preferred browser. 

In the released statement by the company, Microsoft said, “We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications. Microsoft Edge has Internet Explorer mode (“IE mode”) built in, so you can access those legacy Internet Explorer-based websites and applications straight from Microsoft Edge”. 

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