Getting a non-techy family member or friend to understand that Chrome is not actually the internet can be difficult and time-consuming. But this site will help.
Have you ever tried to explain what a web browser was to someone who isn’t tech-savvy? I recently tried to convert some of my long-time Internet Explorer using relatives over to Chrome, resulting in utter confusion. The questions came up just like you expect they would, “What is this Simon Says icon all about?” “What did you do to the internet? It’s gone.” and so on. The reality of the situation quickly made it necessary to explain what a web browser was, and luckily I was still there in person to do it. But, what if you aren’t there in person? That’s where Whatsmybrowser.org comes in.
Explain a Web Version Browser to Anyone
When you visit https://www.whatsmybrowser.org/ it will detect which browser you are running and which version. It will then display this information in a small box and then list other browser options. It’s quite refreshing to see an unbiased explanation when you consider Google owns and operates the site.
If you continue scrolling down, the page begins with a short and simple explanation of what a web browser is. Some crafty clip art accompanies each step of the explanation.
The page is also available in several different languages, so don’t let that be a barrier. The site is designed to automatically detect what language you are already using on your computer. Still, there is a manual language changer at the bottom just in case it doesn’t.
Overall the site isn’t anything too impressive, but it could provide a nifty stepping stone to get non-techy family and friends into using a better web browser.