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Microsoft leak suggests Edge browser extensions are close to release

by Killian Bell | December 10, 2015December 10, 2015 5:07 am PDT


Microsoft is finally ready to deliver extensions support for its new Edge browser for Windows 10, according to a new leak. An official, public rollout isn’t expected to happen until 2016, but it would appear that previews could be ready for testing imminently.

Microsoft accidentally published a webpage on Wednesday that announced “extensions are here!” for Edge, with a video guide on how to install them. The page was quickly pulled, but not before Twitter user @WalkingCat managed to grab the screenshot below.

The webpage confirms that extensions will be available in Edge with an upcoming Windows 10 Technical Preview, giving testers and developers the opportunity to try them out ahead of the public rollout.

It seems, however, that only Pinterest and Reddit extensions will be available initially, so it’s not all that exciting for the average Edge user just yet. Nevertheless, this is a promising sign that support for extensions is close to arriving.

Microsoft will allow users to download Edge extensions from the Windows Store once the browser officially supports them, and it will make it easy for Chrome developers to port their existing extensions without too much work.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...