Edge is running a campaign to discourage web surfers from using Google Chrome. From banners informing users that it runs on the same engine as Chrome (i.e. Chromium) to challenging Windows users to make Chrome their default browser, Microsoft isn’t making it easy for users to abandon Edge.
However, there Neowin discovered, it looks like Edge is taking things a step further with a survey.
Microsoft asks Google Chrome users why they don’t want Edge
When you download Chrome (after ignoring several prompts telling you not to do so), you’ll see a survey on the side that says:
Microsoft Edge survey.
Image credit: Microsoft
We look forward to having you with us!
Can you please briefly tell us why you are trying another browser?
I can’t easily search Google
I can’t access my Google Docs
I don’t have my favorites or passwords here
Too many ads and pop-ups
I don’t like the news feed
It’s too slow
My websites are not working Microsoft edge
My reason is not listed
I wish there was an “Other” button on this survey. If you ask me, I prefer Google Chrome simply because I’m used to it.
Accordingly Windows Central, the survey is probably in the testing phase as some can see it but others cannot. I can see it when I try to download Google Chrome, but interestingly this survey doesn’t appear when I try to download other browser installers including Firefox and Brave.
Although the survey is a bit annoying (Edge users struggle with enough “Choose me instead!” content from the Microsoft browser), it doesn’t stop users from downloading Chrome.