Microsoft will automatically forward Internet Explorer browser users to Microsoft Edge from next month if they want to visit certain sites,

Bleeping Computer

reported

Sunday.

Internet Explorer users are automatically directed to Microsoft's newer web browser Edge when they try to visit a website that Microsoft has labeled as not working.

The list includes more than eleven hundred popular sites, including those from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive and Microsoft Teams.

If people try to visit one of those websites, the page will open in Microsoft Edge by itself.

A message will then appear stating that the website does not work in Internet Explorer.

The notification recommends that users switch to the newer browser.

When they do, their favorite pages, saved passwords, and browsing history, among other things, are transferred.

Internet Explorer will be stripped down in the near future.

At the end of 2021, the company will stop supporting Internet Explorer for Microsoft 365 apps.