Starting today, Microsoft Teams -- a popular video conferencing platform -- won’t work for consumers using Internet Explorer 11. Internet Explorer users will have to migrate to Microsoft Edge in order to use the service on the browser.
In August, Microsoft announced that it would be dropping support for Internet Explorer. The company is ultimately hoping to get users to use the faster and more secure Microsoft Edge.
"We’re announcing that Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) by this time next year,” the company said at the time. “Beginning November 30 2020, the Microsoft Teams web app will no longer support IE 11. Beginning August 17 2021, the remaining Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support IE 11.”
The tech giant added that customers who use the browser after the above dates will have “a degraded experience or will be unable to connect to Microsoft 365 apps and services.”
Microsoft acknowledged that making the change will be difficult for some users, but it said customers will “get the most out of Microsoft 365” when using Chromium-based Edge. The company also said the new Microsoft Edge features an Internet Explorer mode that allows users to host their apps in Edge.
“We are committed to helping make this transition as smooth as possible,” the company explained.