It is no secret that Microsoft wants more users to use its Edge browser. A couple of months ago, the company released a video which demonstrated what a battery hog Google’s Chrome browser is, at least compared to the Edge browser that comes bundled on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10.
As if that wasn’t enough, it has been reported that Microsoft is now delivering messages in Windows 10’s notifications about how Chrome is such a battery drain. The message reads, “Chrome is draining your battery faster. Switch to Microsoft Edge for up to 36 percent more browsing time.”
These notifications actually made their rounds back in July, according to a tweet by developer Rudy Hyun back then, but it looks like Microsoft is starting to get more aggressive with its message. Of course users could just ignore this and keep using whatever they want, but if battery drain is a concern of yours then maybe you should try swapping and see if it helps.
The Edge browser is a huge improvement by Microsoft over their Internet Explorer browsers. However given how embedded Google is in most of our lives, it is understandable why some users are still sticking to Chrome.