From next month, Microsoft will start to redirect users of Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge. When they try to access websites that are incompatible with the latter. With the release of the stable 87th version of Microsoft Edge next month. Users will see a one-time alert in form of a dialog box. That explains why users are moving to the other platform. After which their data will import to Edge. The company is also testing a few new features to improve the startup time of the new browser. This feature is namely a startup boost. The feature will launch a group of Microsoft Edge processes in the background.
Redirecting users to Microsoft Edge from Internet Explorer is a part of the company’s plan to gradually stop Internet Explorer 11. Users will come from around 1,000 popular sites such as Instagram, YouYube, Twitter, Yahoo, and Hotstar.
Once the consent is given by the user to open sites on Microsoft Edge. Users browsing data and preferences such as favorites, passwords, search engines, open tabs, history, settings, cookies. And, the home page will be cloned from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge. When the redirecting process is complete. The Internet Explorer tab that was trying to load the site will close only if it has no prior content. If it has active tabs then it will lead to a Microsoft support page. That explains why the site is moving to Edge.
Microsoft mentioned that users can go back to using Internet Explorer for compatible sites. Separately, the new feature of the startup boost. Which is being tested by Microsoft, will enable Microsoft Edge to start more quickly. When it is launched from the taskbar, desktop, and hyperlinks embedded in other applications.