Microsoft Teams Retiring Support For Internet Explorer 11
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its timeline to phase out support for its long-standing browser to offer better a better experience to its users. The timeline goes into effect this week as Microsoft Teams retired its support for Internet Explorer 11 on November 30th. This is the first step Microsoft is taking to phase out Internet Explorer support across all Microsoft 365 apps on August 17th, 2021.
Trying to open Teams using Internet Explorer results in it automatically launching a new browser in Microsoft Edge instead. When opened, it displays the message “the website you were trying to reach doesn’t work with Internet Explorer” in both browsers.
If you’re still using Internet Explorer 11, you will need to move to a new browser. Microsoft recommends moving to the new Microsoft Edge, its Internet Explorer replacement. The new Microsoft Edge offers improved security and productivity tools that are compatible with Microsoft 365. Alternatively, the Microsoft 365 apps have desktop apps you can download directly to your computer.
However for Legacy users, Microsoft has stated “we want to be clear that IE 11 isn’t going away and that our customers’ own legacy IE 11 apps and investments will continue to work. Customers have made business-critical investments in IE 11 legacy apps and we respect that those apps are still functioning.”
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