Microsoft Edge Starts Discouraging Users From Downloading Chrome With Prompts

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Microsoft has taken an aggressive new approach to discourage users from downloading Google’s Chrome Web browser. The Redmond-based company has started showing prompts when users try to download Chrome using Microsoft Edge that dissuade them from downloading and installing Google’s Web browser. The prompts are in place for both Windows 10 and Windows 11, though just a few users are currently getting the pop-up messages. Google also tries to convince users to use Chrome over Edge by showing messages when using its services such as Google Search and Gmail. However, the approach that Microsoft has taken is different and more prominent over Google’s as the Windows maker is showing the prompts natively on its Edge browser.

As initially brought into notice by Neowin, Microsoft Edge shows prompts just below the address bar when a user navigates to the Chrome download page. The prompts do not appear as a pop-up or notification that a website can push to a…

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