Millions of people will no longer be able to use Microsoft Teams starting next month. This will be a result of the company’s plan to render Microsoft Teams obsolete on the Internet Explorer 11 web browser. If you are an IE11 user, you stand a risk of losing access to Microsoft Teams, the company’s remote communication service. Will this issue affect you?
Microsoft Teams to stop support for IE11
Previously, In August, Microsoft revealed that it will pull the plug on Internet Explorer 11 and Edge Legacy in 2021. While Edge Legacy will reach the end of life on March 9, 2021, many Microsoft 365 and apps and services will cease to function on IE 11 on August 17, 2021. Similarly, Microsoft Teams will stop supporting IE 11 on November 30, 2020.
As a result, Microsoft Teams users who rely on IE11 to host and attend video calls, meetings, and webinars will no longer be able to access Microsoft Teams. According to data and statistics, a significant portion of users still uses Internet Explorer. It is believed that millions of uses rely on Internet Explorer to browse the Internet.
Will this move affect you?
Yes, if you are an Internet Explorer user. Starting next month, if you try to access Microsoft Teams using IE11, you will not be able to access the service. If you want to keep using Microsoft Teams without any interruption, make sure to switch to the new Chromium Edge or Chrome or Firefox. Interestingly, Microsoft Teams will continue to function across all modern web browser applications even after November 30.
As we already know, Microsoft is working to replace Edge Legacy with the new Chromium-based Edge. In due process, however, Microsoft must ensure that the existing set of users are not affected. That is why Microsoft wants users to upgrade to the new Chromium Edge so that all their apps and services continue to remain operational.