Windows 10 has a new version of Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium rendering engine, and perhaps one of the best features is its support for Google Chrome extensions.
While it’s expected that developers will publish their extensions to the Microsoft Edge store, if you don’t want to wait, the new browser includes an option to install your favorite extensions directly from the Chrome Web Store.
How to install Chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge
Although Edge include support for extensions from other stores, such as from the Chrome Web Store, you need to enable the feature before you can install extensions. Here’s how to do it:
Enabling Chrome extension support
To enable Chrome extension support on the Chromium Edge browser, use these steps:
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click the Settings and more (threed-dotted) button in the top-right.
Select the Extensions option.
Turn on the Allow extensions from other stores toggle switch.
Click the Allow button.
After completing the steps, you can use the Chrome Web Store to install any extension you want.
Installing Chrome extension
To install an extension from the Chrome Web Store on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:
Search for the Chrome extension that you want to install on Microsoft Edge.
Click the Add to Chrome button.
Click the Add extension button.
Once you complete the steps, the extension should download and install automatically on the Chromium Edge browser just like in Google Chrome.
Update January 16, 2020: Originally published in April 2019, and revised in January 2020 to reflect changes with the final version of the browser.