Microsoft Edge Browser Extensions Not Available Till 2016

Initially Microsoft had planned to provide support for Microsoft Edge Browser extensions by the end of this year but now the company has said that it is delayed. The tech site The Verge has reported that Microsoft has said in a statement to it that the feature is planned for next year so no extensions for Edge for quite some time now. Microsoft said to The Verge:

“We’re committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience, which is why bringing extensions to Microsoft Edge continues to be a high priority. We’re actively working to develop a secure extension model to make the safest and most reliable browser for our customers, and look forward to sharing more in a future Windows 10 update in 2016.”

The support for Edge extensions is still undergoing internal testing and Microsoft plans to allow developers on Firefox and Chrome to easily port their apps to Edge. Windows 10 users will then be able to install extensions to Edge once the support is ready. No reason for delay is given but because the company has given top importance to Edge security because of the bad reputation of its predecessor Internet Explorer, it is quite likely that the company is taking extra measures to ensure security when third party apps plugin to this browser.

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