Microsoft nudging Windows users to stop downloading Google Chrome

Microsoft is now showing new directions for Windows 10 and Windows 11 users, discouraging them from installing Google’s rival browser Chrome, and installing their own Edge browser instead.

Some of the prompts, first reported by Neowin, include messages such as “Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with additional trust from Microsoft.”

Other prompts include: “That browser is so 2008! You know what’s new? Microsoft Edge” and “I hate saving money,” no one ever said. Microsoft Edge is the best browser to shop online. “

Google also occasionally sends such pop-ups and notices when you use its search engine or other services. However, Google allows the option to reject your advances, which is not the case with Edge, according to the report.

The new directions from Microsoft come after the company began testing ways to warn Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox a couple of years ago.

Microsoft has also been making it difficult “to change the default browsers in Windows 11 and forcing people to use Edge through Windows updates,” reports The Verge.

When we search for “browser” or “browser download” in Bing, here are recommendations for Edge, as well as whether Microsoft wants people to be aware of their own web browser.


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