Microsoft Decides Outlook, Teams Will Open Links Using Edge by Default

From PC Mag: Not content with forcing all Windows 11 users to have the Edge browser installed, Microsoft is now going to open all links clicked in Outlook or Teams using Edge by default.

As The Verge reports, it doesn't matter what your default browser is set to, Outlook and Teams will soon ignore user preference and use Edge instead. Thankfully, there is a workaround which I detail at the end of this post.

The change in policy was first reported by users on Reddit after a message appeared in the Microsoft 365 admin center detailing the change. The message explains:

"To help increase productivity while working online, web links from Azure Active Directory (AAD) accounts and Microsoft (MSA) accounts in the Outlook for Windows app will open in Microsoft Edge in a single view showing the opened link side-by-side with the email it came from. The web link will open in Microsoft Edge as a new tab, and the email will open next to it in the Edge sidebar, so users can easily reference the opened link and the email side-by-side without switching back and forth between apps."

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