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Leak shows Microsoft is close to delivering Edge browser extensions

by Killian Bell | March 15, 2016March 15, 2016 5:07 am PST

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A new leak suggests Microsoft is finally close to delivering extensions support for its new Edge browser, 7 months after it made its public debut with Windows 10. The software giant published a new page to promote Edge extensions on Monday, but it was quickly pulled.

We’ve actually been down this road before. You may remember that Microsoft made a similar slip-up back in December, briefly publishing an Edge webpage that promoted various extensions that would be available for testing — despite telling us in October that this functionality¬†would be delayed until 2016.

However, Microsoft’s latest page includes additional details about its extension plans, and offers some download links for the three extensions that will be available for testing initially. Those include Microsoft Translator, Reddit, and Mouse Gestures.

“Each extension can be manually installed during the initial beta test, and because of the way Microsoft has crafted its extensions support they can also be installed in Google Chrome,” explains¬†The Verge.

It’s still not clear when Microsoft will officially make extensions available to testers, but it’s thought the company is currently trialing various versions of Edge with extensions support. When extensions make their proper debut, they will be available from the Windows Store.

You can visit Microsoft’s pulled Edge extensions page by following the source link below. Note it is running on Google Cache, and that although you can download the extensions, you won’t be able to use them without a compatible Edge release.

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...