MC378268 – Reminder: Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retires on June 15, 2022

Microsoft Edge

check before: 2022-06-15


FastTrack, Microsoft 365 admin center, Microsoft Edge, Windows


Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant


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Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, and ultimately disabled via Windows Update.

To prepare for Internet Explorer disablement and re-direction, we recommend that you retire IE before June 15, 2022, following the steps in Don’t wait for June 15th! Set your own IE retirement date.

When will this happen:

The IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022. Windows 10 LTSC and Server are not affected. IE11 is not available on Windows 11. For a full list of what is in scope for retirement, see the FAQ.

If you want to continue using a supported browser, see transition to the Microsoft Edge. If you want to use the legacy IE-based sites and apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11, configure those sites and apps to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer mode. You can use IE driver for automatic, end-to-end site testing in IE mode. Use policy to disable the IE11 application and ensure you’re prepared for retirement.

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