Microsoft tests ‘rival’ pop-up warnings

Microsoft has begun testing pop-up warnings as an attempt to prevent users from installing third-party browsers.

The tech giant’s pop-up recommends Edge when users attempt to install Chrome or Firefox.

The text within the pop-up warning says Edge is a “faster, safer” browser for the Windows 10 operating system.

Nevertheless, as part of Microsoft’s “Apps & Features” setting in the “Setting App”, users can control whether or not they want to install apps from third-parties.

“The Windows Insider Programme enables Microsoft to test different features, functionality and garner feedback before rolling out broadly,” says Microsoft in a statement.

“Customers remain in control and can choose the browser of their choice”.

The warning panel also links to a user settings system which allows users to turn off unwanted alerts.

Written by Leah Alger

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