Extensions Coming to Microsoft Edge As Soon As This Month
Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer, is fast, lightweight and powerful, but the browser still falls, which is attributed largely to a lack of extension support. The feature was expected to arrive last fall with Windows 10’s November update but was delayed.
Nevertheless, it seems that the over is almost over for many Windows fans, as Microsoft has moved Edge extensions into the RS1_release branch. This means the support should arrive with the next insider release of Windows 10, which is expected to hit sometime this month.
An anonymous source within Microsoft has confirmed this information to WinBeta, stating that extensions are ready for public testing provided there are no major hiccups with the testing.
That being said, the big question will be if extensions could convince Windows users to stick to Edge. Though it brings a few unique tools, Microsoft Edge, in its current form, is still missing a number of features that can be found on rival platforms, resulting in a rather slower adoption of the browser.
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