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Microsoft now thirstily injects a poll when you download Google Chrome

Microsoft Edge now pops up a poll after you press the “Download Chrome” button. | Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Google Chrome download in Microsoft’s Edge web browser? How many times will the company try to steer me away?

Let’s check!


Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge

“There’s no need to download a new web browser,” reads the top of a search for “Chrome download” in Microsoft Edge.


Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge

“Microsoft edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added trust of Microsoft,” reads a pop-up that appears after you land on Google’s site.


Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge

“We love having you! Can you please take a minute to tell us why you are trying…

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