Only the people from the early 21st century can remember how much pain in the a** is Internet explorer. Well, at the same time, there is a huge line up of nostalgia attached to this slothe browser. Tech giant Microsoft announced it has decided to shut down Internet Explorer after 25 years and prompted a range of responses from people on social media, given for many it was the first browser they ever used.
The whole meme fest on the Internet has started after Microsoft has announced that its apps and services will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 on August 17, 2021. It will be dropping support for its existing legacy version of Microsoft Edge on March 9, 2021. Microsoft Teams web app will also no longer be supported on the browser from the end of November 2020.
Many on social media bid the explorer goodbye with memes and jokes. Some said they’d miss using the browser to download competitor Google Chrome, while others joked about its slow speed, something it has been criticized for over decades. Check out the Twitter reactions here:
— Jayasree (@sudo_Jayasree) August 20, 2020
— Naraaz Ahmed (@boyzpledwell) August 21, 2020
The company has said that it will end support for Internet Explorer from August 17, 2021, onwards. This means that after August 17, 2021, the browser will stop working on Microsoft products such as Office 365, Outlook, and others #InternetExplorer pic.twitter.com/0MVibRM6x3
— Mudassar WaHaB (@mudassar_wahab) August 21, 2020
— BurnerBits (@burner_bits) August 20, 2020
So all this while someone had been getting Salary for #InternetExplorer?
— 5LICK (@iamslick) August 21, 2020
— ((Fitzy)) 🐝 (@TheFknLizrdKing) August 21, 2020
My first browser was IE. 😢#InternetExplorer
— Seema Saharan #BashWoman (@SeemaSaharan5) August 21, 2020
After 25 years of service, Microsoft has
decided to shut down Internet Explorer
in August 2021!💔 Best Browser to download other Browsers!😂 Jokes apart, I don't know why but I am feeling really bad for this!😅😫 #InternetExplorer #ThankYou #ItsFactastic pic.twitter.com/rfS5hSMOYm
— IT'S FACTASTIC (@itsfactastic) August 21, 2020