Microsoft Edge Browser Will Not Get Extension Support Till 2016

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When Microsoft first announced Microsoft Edge as the successor to Internet Explorer, one of the main feature they advertised is the support for extensions. Later, Microsoft announced that they will add support for extension by the year end. However, recent reports claims that the browser will not gain extension support until next year.

Microsoft developed Microsoft Edge to fix the things that turned people off from Internet Explorer. The company has built the browser from scratch to better compete against popular rivals like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but the browser's lack of extension support is still considered as a huge downside by users who rely on the extensive collection of add-ons available for Chrome and Firefox.

Previously, it is believed that the Threshold 2 update will bring extension support for Microsoft Edge. However, this feature has not been spotted in recent Insider preview builds, which usually give a good indication as to what one can expect from imminent updates.

Now it is believed that extension support in Microsoft Edge will be released with the first Redstone update for Windows 10 which is scheduled to arrive next year. That is a vague timeline, but that is all we got as Microsoft is not saying anything about when this feature will finally be added to its new web browser.

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2 Responses

  1. elena says:

    sad to hear that but the browser is good.

  1. March 15, 2016

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