Despite Internet Explorer no longer being the flagship Microsoft browser, it is – according to figures from the trusted NetMarketShare – still the fourth most used browser in the world. Internet Explorer has a 3.28 percent share of the marketplace, compared to third placed Firefox which has a 5.64 percent slice.
Edge is the second most popular browser, according to NetMarketShare stats for July, with a 11.41 percent chunk of the market. While Chrome is by far and away the leader on 73.19 percent.
Speak in the run-up to the August 17 deadline, Microsoft said: “Beginning August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and users may have a degraded experience, or be unable to connect to, those apps and services.
“These apps and services will phase out over weeks and months to ensure a smooth end of support, with each app and service phasing out on independent schedules.