Internet Explorer is finally retiring after more than 25 years of service.
Tech giant Microsoft announced its plans to retire its web browser Internet Explorer (IE) for certain versions of Windows 10 beginning June 15, 2022.
“We are announcing that the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge,” Microsoft announced on Wednesday, May 19, referring to its other browser.
“Not only is Microsoft Edge a faster, more secure and more modern browsing experience than Internet Explorer, but it is also able to address a key concern: compatibility for older, legacy websites and applications,” the company added.
IE had been the go-to browser on Windows PCs for more than 25 years before rivals such as Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome took away users.
However, with its iconic “slow loading” and “always crashing” performance, netizens took over Twitter to ribbed the retirement of IE. Check out below some hilarious tweets.
Microsoft deleting internet explorer forever but then they get hit with this pic.twitter.com/JUrNuuo0l4— Corna King (@ElCornaKing) May 20, 2021
Internet explorer about to die? NOT SO FAST. pic.twitter.com/VG6w12LeWp— Maurício Linhares (@mauriciojr) May 20, 2021
Hearing Internet Explorer will be retired officially in 2022— TRAFON(s Backup Account) (@RiseFallNickBck) May 20, 2021
Microsoft Internet Explorer will be deleted in 2022 if it unfreezes by then. pic.twitter.com/exDxBDheoQ— Dr. NewscastNow (@NewscastNow) May 20, 2021
Goodbye Internet Explorer. The most used browser to download Google Chrome. https://t.co/GQaZ626KU2— Mani Bibek Acharya (@Manibibek) May 20, 2021
Internet Explorer right now: pic.twitter.com/dKP0aZ1gxQ— In My Mind (@MeAloneInMyMind) May 20, 2021
Thanks for the memories, Internet Explorer. RIP pic.twitter.com/mjlSskK8N4— Brianne Fleming (@brianne2k) May 19, 2021
In honor of Internet Explorer's passing my favorite IE meme. pic.twitter.com/JI92uETgHc— Ari: 2021's got some big shoes to fill ⚡️ (@Ariwl1Ray) May 20, 2021
RIP I always hated internet explorer but I will miss it pic.twitter.com/Mn0hTNX7mV— SunpawSunfoox (@SunpawSunfoox) May 20, 2021
Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer in 2022.— Alex Virden (@alex_virden) May 20, 2021
RIP to all the jokes and memes about the browser.
I'll miss ya. pic.twitter.com/YguR8UVxkT
Here’s a massive throwback to IE version 1.0 commercial
Here's a 1995 Microsoft commercial for 'Internet Explorer 1.0': pic.twitter.com/MQQsQKkTM4— ZaxPrefersTV (@zaxptv) May 20, 2021
—(Source: Windows Blog)