Microsoft officially ended support for the non-legacy (non-Chromium-derived) Edge browser this week. The death of legacy Edge was first announced in August 2020, with the end-of-life date set as March 9, 2021.
Despite being Windows 10’s default browser, Edge never achieved significant market share, let alone the crushing dominance once enjoyed by Internet Explorer.
According to GlobalStats, legacy Edge peaked well below 2.5% market share- less than, for example, Opera. The Edge project was initially named Project Spartan and was developed and shipped as Windows 10’s default browser in 2015.
Windows Update is scheduled to automatically remove Edge in next month’s Patch Tuesday.