#Windows10 #Microsoft – ‘Windows Tips Notifications’ Push Users To Switch To Edge: Microsoft Says These Aren’t Ads : Microsoft is recently drawing flak from Windows 10 users after the company seems to have continued a strategy that promotes the Edge browser to users who have opted to use Google’s Chrome as default browser.
The blatant promotion was first published online by PCWorld’s editor Brad Chacos. In a tweet, he posted a screenshot showing a conspicuously floating bubble over the Edge browser icon, asking the user click-bait questions such as whether he wants to earn money while surfing with Edge.
What is this shit? Ugh. Native Windows 10 pop-up ads WITHOUT Edge open AND with Chrome set as my default app. pic.twitter.com/h4Tqo7Y96y
— Brad Chacos (@BradChacos) November 3, 2016
Similar complaints have surfaced since then. Notable cases include a user’s screenshot of how the system has nagged him with a warning that Chrome drains laptop battery faster.
Stung by the onslaught of criticisms, Microsoft immediately tried to douse the controversy by saying that the Edge promotion is not an ad but is merely part of the Windows Tips Notifications.
“As we continue to improve Microsoft Edge, we want to inform our users of great new features that are available both in the browser and throughout Windows 10.
Windows Tips notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them enhance their Windows 10 experience,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Softpedia.