Extensions Finally Coming to Microsoft Edge In Windows 10
Ever since the launch of Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, many users have not been happy with the new browser, partially due to its lack of extensions that allow users to add features to the browser. Microsoft has said that extensions are coming the browser, and thanks to the latest build that has been rolled out to beta testers, it’s looking like that will happen sooner rather than later.
The newest build contains three extensions, but Microsoft promises that more will be available by the end of the year, and it’s likely that third-party developers will jump on the chance to develop extensions for the new browser. The three extension that are currently available are Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator, and a Reddit extension.
If you happen to be a member of the Windows Insider program and have installed the newest Windows 10 build 14291, extensions should be available to you in Microsoft Edge, although you’ll have to download them manually from Microsoft for now. In the future, extensions, like other apps for Windows 10, will be available in the Windows Store.
Microsoft has made their new extensions available to Chrome users as well. Through that compatibility, it should be relatively easy for developers to port their extensions for Chrome to be compatible with Edge, which should allow the library of Edge extensions to grow rather quickly once they are released publicly for all Windows 10 users.
LastPass, AdBlock, Amazon, and Evernote are among the extensions that will definitely be making their way to Microsoft Edge at some point in the future.
While the addition of extensions is a welcome improvement to Microsoft Edge, I don’t think that it will be drawing me away from Mozilla Firefox on my Surface Book anytime soon, even though you never know. Will the new feature draw you away from your current browser? Let us know in the comments below.
SOURCE: Windows Blog