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