Windows 10: Bringing Extensions to Microsoft Edge


  1. Posts : 23,688
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       17 Mar 2016 #1

    Bringing Extensions to Microsoft Edge


    I am excited to share that we have shipped the first preview release of Microsoft Edge with extensions support to Windows Insiders.

    Since the beginning of the Microsoft Edge project, our roadmap has always included extensions in order to support a vibrant community of developer innovation on top of the browser, enabling new and interesting scenarios for our customers. As we have also shared, one of our highest priorities is to ensure that Microsoft Edge is the safest, most reliable and fastest browser we could build, and our experience over the past 20 years has taught us that poorly written or even malicious add-ons were a huge source of security, reliability and performance issues for browsers.

    With this in mind, we have built Microsoft Edge so customers can add extensions to the browser with the confidence that they will operate as expected.

    To ensure the highest quality experience for customers, and as we have done with Windows 10 since the beginning, we will introduce extensions first to our Windows Insiders and then roll them out more broadly to all Windows 10 users. Initially our Insiders will download and then sideload extensions for testing purposes, but ultimately we will make extensions available to all of our customers via the Windows Store to ensure the quality of the end-to-end experience.

    The Windows Insider build will include three preview extensions: Microsoft Translator, an extension that automatically translates pages in over 50 different languages, a Mouse Gestures extension, and an early preview version of the popular Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES). Later this year customers will find popular extensions from partners like AdBlock, Adblock Plus, Amazon, LastPass, Evernote and more.

    We are very excited to get these initial Microsoft Edge extensions into Insiders’ hands, so please, download the build, try out the preview extensions and send us feedback!


    Source: Bringing Extensions to Microsoft Edge | Windows Experience Blog

    See also: Microsoft Edge extensions now available to preview - Windows 10 Forums


    Last edited by Brink; 18 Mar 2016 at 18:07.
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  2. Posts : 241
    Win 10 Pro Build 1703 15063.332
       18 Mar 2016 #2

    This great news indeed. Looking forward to when us normal users can also have access to extensions.

    What matters for me of course, is not MS approved extensions and add in but extensions I require from other websites and companies of my own choosing.
    Last edited by Geoff Daniell; 19 Mar 2016 at 03:49.
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  3.    18 Mar 2016 #3

    Geoff Daniell said: View Post
    This great news indeed. Looking forward to when us normal users can also have access to extensions.

    What matters for me of course, is not MS approved extensions and add in but extensions I require form other websites and companies of my own choosing.
    Edge extensions will come from the Windows Store and not a separate Website. One of the goals is to make it is as easy as possible to translate Chrome extensions to Edge ones.
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  4. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       18 Mar 2016 #4

    MS Announces App to Easily Bring Google Chrome Extensions on Edge


    Microsoft Announces App to Easily Bring Google Chrome Extensions on Edge Browser
    This app is not yet finished,” but will launch soon

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  5.    18 Mar 2016 #5

    If I remember correlctly MS said that you would/could use Chrome extensions in Edge.. I guess they were not kidding about that.

    I like the plan overall. It provides a solid base of extensions to build off of. Hopefully they have tight control over the ones that
    end up on the store.
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