It seems that the tech-giant Google is worried about the Edge browser stealing away Chrome users. As such, the company has started persuading, or even scaring Edge browser users to shift to Chrome.
Extensions do not work securely on Edge, hints Google
Despite being shipped as the default web browser in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge wasn’t quite popular. This urged Microsoft to build the browser from grounds up, and base it on the same Chromium engine as it provides necessary compatibility with modern standards and popular extensions.
This capability made Edge a much more attractive and robust web browser but caused quite an uneasiness in Google’s quarters. To gain an upper hand in this regard Google is trying to persuade users to switch back to Google Chrome.
The first step the company has taken is to issue a notification on the Chrome Web Store. So, suppose you now visit the Chrome Web Store using the new Microsoft Edge, you will see a notification banner bearing the following message –
Google recommends switching to Chrome to use extensions securely.
The description divulges no details for the notification.
Also, one more change has been observed related to Google’s services. When you visit and use services like Docs, Search and others, an alert window pops up on the screen and reminds users that Google Chrome is still a fast and more secure browser than its competitors. It insists users switch to Google Chrome for a better experience.
Google is not doing something different. Even Microsoft has been known to push its own products like Bing to users.
How Microsoft will react to Google’s move, remains to be seen! What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!