Microsoft has rolled out a new update for Windows users in Europe that allows users to uninstall essential apps such as the Edge browser, the Bing search engine and the Cortana voice assistant, GizmoChina reports.
The American tech giant is not introducing this change for the sake of a better user experience and freedom of choice, but rather to comply with the much-discussed DMA (Digital Markets Act).
The law states, among other things, that manufacturers must always leave users the right to freely download and delete applications. The law will officially enter into force in March 2024 in the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Microsoft announced in an official blog post that the change only applies to Europe. In addition to the applications mentioned above, the Camera and Photos applications can also be deleted from the machine if you wish.