Microsoft to phase out legacy Edge browser by April 2021

Microsoft to phase out legacy Edge browser by April 2021

Organisation will no longer provide security updates for the browser after 9 March

Elly Yates-Roberts |

As of 9 March 2021, Microsoft will no longer support, or provide security updates for, Microsoft Edge Legacy. 

According to a recent update, Microsoft will replace the legacy browser with the new Chromium-based Edge application as part of its Windows 10 monthly security update – also known as Update Tuesday – on 13 April 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,” said Microsoft. “The new Microsoft Edge offers built-in security and our best interoperability with the Microsoft security ecosystem.”

Microsoft has also explained how the change will affect customers using kiosk mode in the legacy browser, which acts as a touchpoint for customers’ frontline workers and their own clients, and provides “a customisable, locked-down experience to help [users] get essential jobs done”. To avoid disruption, kiosk users will need to install the new Microsoft Edge before the April update.

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