Is Google worried? New Gmail pop-ups attempt to convince Edge users to switch back to Chrome

Microsoft's new and improved Edge browser seems to be giving Google some cause for concern, and the company is now using its hugely popular online services to nudge recently converted Edge users back towards Chrome.

Last week, it emerged that Google was attempting to scare Edge users into switching browsers when they visited the Chrome Web Store to grab some extensions. Chrome and Edge use the same Chromium engine, so plug-ins built for one will work in both. However, users visiting the Chrome Web Store using Edge are now shown a warning message stating "Google recommends switching to Chrome to use extensions securely."

As TechDows and MicrosoftPoweruser report, Google is now becoming even more pushy, presenting Edge users with pop-up alerts when they visit various services, including Docs, Translate, Search and Drive.

Feeling tempted?

These notifications attempt to win you over, reminding you that Chrome is fast and secure, can "hide annoying ads", has Google Translate built-in, and allows you to use Google Docs offline. They don't appear if you're using Opera, which is also Chromium-based, but has relatively few users.

They don't do any harm, apart from being potentially irritating, and might even serve to push users who have deliberately chosen to eschew Chrome to try Microsoft's equivalent services, such as Office Online and even Bing. You never know.

How It works

Search Crack for

Latest IT News

Apr 9
Concerns over Zoom security continue to grow.
Apr 9
Google's productivity suite is helping users work remotely and stay connected during the global pandemic.
Apr 8
Ooma's new solution provides small to mid-sized businesses with faster internet and business phone service at a much lower cost.
Apr 8
Google has released Chrome 81 but some of the features that were supposed to be included have been moved to upcoming versions of the browser.
Apr 8
Government agencies advised to use competitor products from the likes of Google and Microsoft.
Apr 8
The official memory requirement is 1GB, but with some trickery, Windows 10 32-bit will run on far less.
Apr 8
Serif is supporting the creative community with some great deals.

Latest cracks