Microsoft Discourages Users From Installing Chrome
- 06 Dec 2021
In 2015, Microsoft released its own Edge browser as a replacement for the outdated Internet Explorer. Despite all the company's efforts, this program is not yet very popular among users. The same cannot be said about Google Chrome, which is one of the most used browsers worldwide. Microsoft decided to take a more decisive offensive.
Try downloading Chrome via Edge, and you will see interesting messages from the browser automatically displayed on your screen. When opening the download page, Windows 10 and 11 users will receive "provocative" and derisive notifications. For example, you might see the info like: "That browser is so 2008! Do you know what's new? Microsoft Edge." Or the information that Chromium is at the heart of Edge, and Microsoft experts trust it more. Or a tip that Microsoft Edge is the best for e-shopping. And many more funny comments.
Thus, the company tries to make users opt for Edge for surfing the Internet on an ongoing basis and not just to download Chrome. Microsoft has been developing such tips for three years but only now made them available to users. Since they became active only last week, it is too early to talk about their real effectiveness. We hope this funny move will help the company increase the number of downloads for their browser.
Recall that previously Microsoft has made similar attempts to "subtly" hint to users that Edge is better than all other browsers. For example, in 2016, you may have received a notification that this program is safer than Firefox because it blocks more malware. However, if earlier such prompts could be disabled in the system settings, browser notifications will have to be closed manually.