A few days ago, Microsoft tested a feature in Windows 10 which tried to discourage Insiders from installing third-party browsers. As a result, the software giant was bombarded with negative feedback from annoyed users and rival companies alike.
However, after massive backlash by users against this move, Microsoft has finally decided to eliminate the warning message subtly cautioning users not to install other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, among others, because Edge is already “the safer, faster browser for Windows 10.”
The warning message has now disappeared as part of the new Windows 10 build 17760 released to the Fast ring by Microsoft. Previously, a dialog box would pop up containing two options for users trying to install a rival browser: "Open Microsoft Edge" or "Install anyway."
Microsoft was quick to take into consideration the flood of enraged comments from users in regard to the test feature. While that was presumably part of the Redmond-based company’s broader effort to bolster adoption of its own web browser, which is still trailing behind Chrome and Firefox, the move seemed a bit desperate in an attempt to stand out in the competition.