Back before the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft began talking about its new Edge browser and there has been plenty of talk about extension support but unfortunately, that got pushed back to 2016. Now, Microsoft is close to finally implementing extensions for the Edge browser, at first for Windows Insiders with a public release set for later this year.
As MSPowerUser points out, Microsoft has recently updated its website for Edge extensions, detailing the first three extensions that will be released for Edge, including a translation tool, a Reddit extension and another one for mouse gestures.
Each of the new extensions will be manually installable during the beta phase. These extensions are also compatible with Google Chrome though we don’t know if Chrome extensions will definitely be compatible with Edge as well.
We don’t know exactly when Microsoft intends to debut this feature either but Microsoft is currently testing builds internally and Insiders will likely get access soon. Microsoft has plans to implement extensions in the Windows Store too once everything is fully tested.
KitGuru Says: We have been hearing about extension support for Microsoft’s Edge browser for quite a while now but it looks like the company is finally gearing up to push testing to Windows Insider users, which will then lead to a proper public release. Do any of you use the Edge browser at all or have you stuck to something else?