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

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Internet Explorer users are automatically taken to Microsoft's newer web browser, Edge, when they attempt to visit a website that Microsoft has labeled as inoperative.

The list includes more than 1,100 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 appear stating that the website does not work with Internet Explorer.

In the notification, people are advised to switch to the newer browser.

When they do, 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.