MICROSOFT is urging Windows PC users NOT to use Google Chrome.
It’s part of the PC giant’s longstanding bid to get people using its own Google Chrome rival: Microsoft Edge.
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That’s the default browser on Windows 10 and Windows 11.
It was launched in 2015 as a replacement to Internet Explorer, and is one of the world’s most popular web browsers.
Now Microsoft has taken to warning users against using Google Chrome, as spotted by Neowin.
Microsoft is alerting users with a message when they access the ‘Download Google Chrome’ website.
It’s a last-ditch bid to keep Windows users on Microsoft Edge.
The messages claim Chrome is less trustworthy than Microsoft Edge, or that it’s old and lacking freshness.
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And one even warns that you’ll “save time and money” with Microsoft Edge.
“Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added trust of Microsoft,” one message reads.
Another one says: “That browser is so 2008! Do you know what’s new? Microsoft Edge.”
Microsoft will also urge you to stick with Microsoft Edge when you search for a new browser on its Bing search engine.
One message reads: “There’s no need to download a new web browser.
“Microsoft recommends using Microsoft Edge for a fast, secure and modern web experience that can help save you time and money.”
And another notes: “You’re already browsing in Microsoft Edge.
“Keep using to get world-class performance with more privacy, more productivity and more value.”
Google Chrome is a global browser titan.
It’s available on a host of platforms including Windows, Chrome OS, Android, iOS and macOS.
Estimates put Google Chrome’s total share of the global desktop browser market at 67.56%.
And more than 3.2billion people around the world are estimated to use Google Chrome.
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