Extensions for Microsoft Edge Might Roll out with Redstone in 2016
Support for extensions in Microsoft Edge, the browser of Windows 10, is one of the requested features by the public. Not only that, but it’s also one of the main reasons why people are hesitating to switch over to Edge. On the other hand, Microsoft has repeatedly stated that the support will be there and would arrive with an update “later this year.”
However, according to a new report from WinBeta, support for extensions is not yet present in the main development branch of Threshold 2 and and Microsoft has not yet asked the developers to port their extensions from other web browsers. With Threshold 2 RTMs only two weeks away from release, Microsoft seems to have no time to do that.
These clues add up to the fact that Microsoft might roll out the feature with Redstone, which is tentatively scheduled for the summer 2016. Windows Insiders will likely get the chance to try extensions before the summer though.
Redmond is currently working on a bridge that allows extensions developed for Chrome to be easily ported to Edge with little to no code changes, and it would want developers and Insiders to test those extensions within Edge. So when the update arrives users will already have a number of extensions available for the browser.
You should better take this information with a grain of sand as nothing is official as of yet. But if it turns to be correct, it could cool a bit enthusiasm against Microsoft Edge.
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