Microsoft Edge to Get Extensions

NicoleMotta - March 18, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Microsoft Edge to Get Extensions

This week, Microsoft announced that its Windows 10 Edge browser will soon get extensions support.

On Thursday, Microsoft announced that the company has shipped the first preview release of Edge with support for extensions to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14291 is available for Insiders on PC and Mobile, though Extensions are only available on PC at this time. The Windows Insider build includes three preview extensions: Microsoft Translator, Mouse Gestures, and an early preview of Reddit Enhancement Suite. Microsoft Edge General Manager Drew DeBruyne said that customers can expect more extensions later this year from partners like Adblock, Adblock Plus, Amazon, LastPass, Evernote, and more. Extensions will roll out to all Windows 10 users, eventually, but Microsoft has not given a time frame.

In addition to adding extension support for Microsoft Edge, the new Insider build brings pinned tabs and "paste and go" links for the browser; updates for the Maps and Alarms & Clock apps; the new Feedback Hub app; and more. "The biggest feature added in this update is the multiple search functionality that lets you view several searches on a single map view at the same time," said Kushal Kapoor, the Product Marketing Manager for the Windows Maps team, in a blog post on the update. The new Feedback Hub app was announced last week, merging the Insider Hub and Windows Feedback apps into a single app. The Feedback Hub is available on PC and Mobile in this build. Microsoft also fixed some known issues on PC and Mobile, but, in its announcement, warned Insiders of other known problems that have yet to be patched.

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