Google Search no longer supports Internet Explorer 11, an employee of the online search leader has just announced. IE 11 users are advised to use Edge or another web browser.

Google Search is the most widely used Internet search engine in the world. Its innovative interface, its simplicity and above all the relevance of its results have revolutionized Internet browsing. Google now has a virtual monopoly all over the world with more than 90% market shareexcept in a few countries like China and Russia.

Google urges Internet Explorer 11 users to switch to Microsoft Edge (or another browser)

An engineer from the Cupertino company has just announced that its search engine would no longer support Internet Explorer 11. Google Search was the last Google service to drop support for Microsoft’s old browser, first launched in 2013. Planned for Windows 8.1, ported to Windows 7 for those who didn’t want to (or don’t could not) update Windows, Internet Explorer 11 was quickly supplanted by the Microsoft Edge browser. The latter replaced IE 11 in 2015, when Windows 10 was launched.

Edge not being available on versions of Windows prior to 10, Internet Explorer 11 therefore remained the “default” browser on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. This is how this outdated browser has managed to retain a small market share in the web browser market, despite the dominance and improved experience offered by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and others.

Google Search: A “Last Chance Ticket” Offered for Use on Internet Explorer 11

It was Malte Ubl, software engineer at Google, who announced the death sentence in a recent tweet.. IE 11 just wouldn’t be worth it anymore. By no longer officially supporting Internet Explorer 11, the search engine will become unavailable, or difficult to use, for old-time nostalgics who don’t want to upgrade to Microsoft Edge. Of course, they can fall back on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. Except that the first query entered on Bing is “Google”, because all roads seem to lead to the leader in internet search.

As Windows 11, the latest version of the operating system, is available starting today, it might be a good time to Ditch Internet Explorer 11 and upgrade to Microsoft Edge (if of course you plan to stay in the Microsoft ecosystem). If you do not want it for one reason or another, it will still be possible to use Google search thanks to a “fallback experience” offered by the search giant.

A kind of last chance ticket, but which will not offer as complete an experience as on other browsers on the market. Finally, remember that Internet Explorer 11 will stop being updated by Microsoft itself as of June 22, 2022.

Source : Twitter


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