Microsoft suggests own browser when searching online for Firefox

Microsoft suggests own browser when searching online for Firefox

Microsoft has updated its Bing search website that searching for rival browsers like Firefox or Chrome on the Bing search site could generate a message that suggests using Edge in Windows 10.

The first time Windows 10 users on Edge search for the names of the browser made by Mozilla and Google on Bing brings up a “Microsoft recommends Microsoft Edge for Windows 10” message in the search results. There is also a “Learn Why” button link that leads to a page that offers a general summary of Edge’s features.

In response, Microsoft said,“Microsoft Edge was designed exclusively for Windows 10 with features and functionality that enhance the browsing experience such as Cortana, Web Note, and Quick answers,” a Microsoft spokeswoman told VentureBeat in an email.
“These notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them get to know these experiences better. That said, with Windows 10 you can easily choose the default browser and search engine of your choice.”

The message only shows up the first time “Firefox” or “Chrome” is searched for in Bing.

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