Microsoft is working hard on Edge, but they still see users, every time they get a new PC or reconfigure it after a format, only using their browser to download Google Chrome and then abandoning Edge forever. That’s why, even though it may seem intrusive, Microsoft is asking users why they prefer to use Google Chrome and trying to remember its strengths.
Microsoft Edge was the natural successor to the failed Internet Explorer, a browser whose life was prolonged beyond what was warranted, with technology that became obsolete too soon. Edge has been with us since 2014, but the stigma from the years of Internet Explorer, coupled with Google’s browser comfortably settling into dominance, means that Microsoft Edge is not getting the desired traffic.
Questions that activate if you download Chrome
If you proceed to download Google Chrome through Microsoft Edge, various banners and even a questionnaire may be activated, which you can voluntarily respond to. In these contents, Microsoft will insist that Edge is a browser of comparable quality to Google Chrome, built on the same technology. They will ask you what reason makes you continue choosing Google’s browser over Edge.
In fact, a system settings recommendation via Copilot might even be activated to improve Edge’s performance if it appears to be a problem. However, you can ignore all the messages that Edge sends you while you install Chrome or another browser, unless you are interested in giving Microsoft Edge a second chance. That is the ultimate goal of these messages that are currently programmed when a user turns to the competition.
The dominance of Chrome that bothers Microsoft
Google Chrome has been the browser with the highest traffic on the internet for many years. Thanks to the popularity of Android devices, where Chrome is the default browser, and the good work done on PCs in previous years, this browser is ahead of all others, forcing its competitors to constantly innovate.
That’s why Edge, which already features Copilot, an AI assistant, wants you to give its features a chance, which are miles ahead of what Internet Explorer used to be. Meanwhile, other strong competitors like Mozilla Firefox have also worked diligently to make improvements for users in various areas.