Microsoft confirmed in 2015 that it would drop Internet Explorer in favor of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Although Microsoft still provides support for Internet Explorer 11, after entering the Windows 10 era, users have rarely felt the existence of Internet Explorer. You must know that since Windows 95 began to integrate Internet Explorer 4 as the default browser, it once occupied most of the browser market share.
Recently, Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will officially end support for Internet Explorer on June 15, 2022. But that doesn’t mean that Internet Explorer is saying goodbye completely. Microsoft will replace it with a new version of Microsoft Edge and its Internet Explorer mode until at least 2029, which means that Internet Explorer will still be with users for quite some time.
In a technical FAQ, Microsoft states
that Internet Explorer will only be phased out on Windows 10 20H2 and later, and if users are still using Windows 8.1, the termination notice will not apply. For developers of apps that embed web content through the MSHTML (Trident) engine, the apps will remain the same after Internet Explorer 11 is retired and will continue to be supported, Microsoft said.
At present, the way users turn on Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge has not changed, and it can be turned on through the settings. Of course, Microsoft prefers that users use Microsoft Edge directly, and it is the default browser.