US technology giant Microsoft has begun to run ads with download links on the email service Outlook.com for its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, which it launched earlier this year. Edge recently managed to be the second most popular internet browser by passing Firefox.
Microsoft Edge, which was released in 2016 to replace Internet Explorer on all types of devices, became open source with Chromium support last January. Edge, which appeared in Windows 7,8,10 and macOS platform, managed to get positive reviews in a short time and became the second most popular internet browser by passing Firefox.
Praising Edge’s abilities on various occasions, Microsoft continues to work at full speed. The company has now started publishing download links for the new internet browser on the email service Outlook.com. Users who log into Outlook.com from a browser other than Edge now see a series of ads on their inboxes.
The advertisements state that users can increase their performance, compatibility and speed with the Chromium powered Edge browser. The ads also come with messages that encourage users of other browsers to download the new Microsoft Edge and try it on their devices.
The banners shown below the menu bar have a link to take you to the Microsoft Edge download page. If you are satisfied with my browser and these ads are not enough to attract me, you can close the ads at any time.
According to the March 2020 data of NetMarketShare, Microsoft Edge was the second most used internet browser in the world, surpassing Mozilla Firefox (7.19 percent) with a 7.59 percent market share. This rate was recorded as 5.20 in the same period of the previous year. As you can guess at the top of the list, Google Chrome has a huge market share of 68.5 percent.