Microsoft Edge really doesn’t want you to install Chrome

It’s a meme by now. Users all over the world use Microsoft Edge only to download Google Chrome. It’s been a trend that started since the Internet Explorer days. Of course, Microsoft desperately wants everyone to use Edge properly, rather than just as a conduit for another Browser. To do so, the company has implemented another measure to discourage users from downloading Chrome.

Now, when you try to download Chrome from Edge, the browser launches a pop-up stating, “Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added trust of Microsoft,” as spotted by Windows Latest. It’s certainly a true claim. Edge does run on Chromium, making it a lightweight Chrome clone. However, since the browser’s name is already tainted with its shared history with Internet Explorer, people still prefer Chrome. Microsoft’s latest pop-up tries to assure users that Edge is still as safe, secure, and fast as Chrome.

Further, searching for Chrome on Edge usually shows the browser’s webpage as one of the top results from a search. The system also makes it harder to set Chrome as your device’s default browser. Microsoft is trying its best to dissuade users from switching.

Over the past few years, Microsoft has started a massive revamp for Edge to further delineate itself from Internet Explorer’s history. In fact, the company even shut the old browser down to spread Edge’s reach throughout Windows users.

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