Microsoft is recommending Edge through Windows 10 Search

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
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Oldtimer in the tech and science press, Claudiu is focused on whatever comes new from Microsoft. His abrupt interest in computers started when he saw the first Home Computer as a kid. However, his... Read more
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  • If you updated to the new Windows 10 version 2004, and you try to use the Windows Search function, you will see a line in the Recommended section below saying Try the new browser recommended by Microsoft.
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As with the Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft is retiring the old Edge in preference for an improved Chromium-based version.

That calls for a new marketing campaign and it apparently starts with a kind recommendation from Microsoft.

Try the new browser recommended by Microsoft

If you updated to the new Windows 10 version 2004, and you try to use the Windows Search function, you will see a line in the Recommended section below saying Try the new browser recommended by Microsoft.

try the new Edge browser recommended by Microsoft

That only appears if you already downloaded the browser. If you didn’t, you will see a Get the new Microsoft Edge message and a download link for it.

Fortunately, it’s very easy to get rid of the recommendation simply by clicking on the X from the Recommended section.

Microsoft Edge is recommended when you search for other browsers

Apparently, the Edge recommendation also appears if you try to search for a browser like Chrome, Opera, or Firefox.

Edge recommended when searching for Opera

Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of these recommendations but we have to agree that they are not so invasive. After all, not only Microsoft is trying to advertise its browser.

If you’re using the Google services in Microsoft Edge, you will probably get a pop-up advert with Chrome recommendation for a browser.

Moreover, the Microsoft recommendation is somehow welcome as Windows 10 version 2004, also known as the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, no longer supports the legacy version of Microsoft Edge.

Also, Microsoft Edge grew up significantly in the last years and it slowly starting to close the gap to Google Chrome.

Leave us your thoughts about this recommendation in the comments section below.

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