Microsoft Replaces Microsoft Edge PDF App With Adobe Acrobat

I don’t know about you, but the built-in PDF viewer in Microsoft Edge has always been more than enough for my basic PDF needs.

But for some reason, Microsoft believes that going for a risky approach is the much better option, as the company is giving up on its very own PDF reader to integrate Adobe Acrobat into the browser.

You can probably see where this is going. With Adobe Acrobat, only some features will remain free, while others will become available once you get a subscription.

Microsoft says upgrading your account will be possible right from Microsoft Edge, and I’m genuinely afraid that the browser would eventually become a platform to enforce Adobe Acrobat onto users. It remains to be seen how intrusive the subscription prompts are going to be, but I expect Microsoft to face quite a lot of criticism for this idea.

“Together, the two companies are updating the PDF experience and value users have come to expect in Microsoft Edge by powering the built-in PDF… (read…

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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 11 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.