The last resisters who continue to use Internet Explorer 11 will soon have to abdicate. Microsoft has perhaps found the most effective solution to force users to abandon Internet Explorer in favor of the new version of Edge on Chromium.
With the next browser update, Internet Explorer 11 users will no longer be able to access some 1,156 sites, including popular platforms like YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. When users attempt to access it from Internet Explorer 11, the requested pages will automatically open in Microsoft Edge.
The list of affected sites is contained in a DLL file that Microsoft integrated into the installation of Edge over the past summer. This file is loaded into Internet Explorer through a plug-in to filter sites allowed or not on the old Microsoft browser.