Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome

Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome


Microsoft’s new Edge prompt.

Microsoft has never been a fan of Windows users downloading Chrome instead of using Edge, but the company has now stepped up its campaign to keep people using its built-in browser. Windows 10 and Windows 11 have both started displaying new prompts when people navigate to the Chrome download page, in an effort to discourage people from installing Google’s rival browser.

These new prompts, spotted by Neowin, include messages like:

  • “Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added trust of Microsoft.”
  • “That browser is so 2008! Do you know what’s new? Microsoft Edge.”
  • “‘I hate saving money,’ said no one ever. Microsoft Edge is the best browser for online shopping.”

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