For some time now, Microsoft has been slowly pulling back from supporting Internet Explorer as part of its services. Today, the company announced that on June 15, 2022 it will finally end the life of this age-old browser on Windows 10. It was previously announced that the app will stopped being supported by Microsoft 365 before August 17, 2021.
The company by no means talks about this move as a complete 'death' of the old program. This is because - according to Microsoft - it has a 'future' within its younger cousin - Microsoft Edge. The newer browser received the so-called IE mode, so we can also use it with older websites and applications based on Internet Explorer (and there's quite a few of them due to Microsoft's old, not too praiseworthy policy). It's the prevalence of these that kept IE alive, even though the browser has long lagged behind the competition (not to mention its successor).
- Microsoft -official homepage