Microsoft to Kill Off the Original Microsoft Edge in April

Microsoft has announced that the original version of Microsoft Edge would be removed in April as part of the Patch Tuesday updates.

While Microsoft Edge Legacy would thus get the ax, all devices will be provided with the new Chromium-powered browser as an alternative, and Microsoft says everything will happen with the upcoming cumulative updates.

In other words, one browser goes and another one steps in, and the change will be powered by the April Patch Tuesday updates shipped to Windows 10 devices.

“To replace this out of support application, we are announcing that the new Microsoft Edge will be available as part of the Windows 10 cumulative monthly security update—otherwise referred to as the Update Tuesday (or “B”) release—on April 13, 2021. When you apply this update to your devices, the out of support Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will be removed and the new Microsoft Edge will be installed. The new Microsoft Edge offers built-in security and our … (read more)

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