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Microsoft ends support for WebView2, Edge web browser on Windows 7, 8.1

Microsoft has announced the end date of support for the Edge web browser on both Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

The company has also dropped support for Microsoft Edge WebView2 for both operating systems.

WebView2 is a developer control for embedding web content into applications.

According to the blog post, both operating systems will end support for Edge on January 10, 2023.

In addition, Chrome support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is also ending, so users will need to upgrade to Windows 10 or Windows 11 to use the browser.

“We also encourage developers to end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

We recognize that this may not be easy for some developers, but ending support for these operating systems will help protect end users from potential security threats and risks, as both operating systems will no longer be supported on January 10, 2023. added.

However, Microsoft Edge browser version 109 and Webview2 runtime version 109 will be the last respective versions to support these operating systems.

While Microsoft Edge and Webview2 Runtime versions 109 and earlier will continue to work on these operating systems, those versions will not receive any new features, future security updates or bug fixes, the blog post said.

–IANS

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