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Microsoft reminds all that Internet Explorer dies in June, details IE mode end of life

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Back in May of 2021, Microsoft announced that it is retiring Internet Explorer (IE) in June 2022. With only a couple of months left for that, the company has decided to issue a reminder about the event in general, plus information about Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) that provides legacy support.

The new announcement says:

As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterward will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.

While most of it was already known since the previous announcement, Microsoft has also added some new details more recently. For example, in November last year, the company has clarified that a Windows 10 cumulative update will disable the IE desktop app and users will redirected to Edge instead. IE mode, however, will still be accessible as the underlying MSHTML (Trident) engine will keep functioning.

Speaking of IE mode, Microsoft has also revealed IE mode end of support timeframe for various Windows versions, which you can see below.

IE mode end of support

You can find today's announcement here.

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