Microsoft Edge extension support preview closer to appear on Windows 10

Microsoft gets closer to release a test build of its operating system with extension support for Microsoft Edge, which will be included on the first update of Windows 10 Redstone later this year.

Microsoft Edge extension support site

Extension support on Microsoft Edge has been one of the most requested features for the web browser and even for Windows 10.

Microsoft was originally supposed to release support for Extensions before the end of 2015. However, the feature was delayed until sometime in 2016. Now, MSPowerUser, another Windows centric website, has stumble upon with what it seems will be the official website for the Edge extensions.

This is the same page that leaked some time ago and unfortunately Microsoft has also pulled the page off the internet.

According to screenshots from the site, Microsoft Edge will initially have three extensions for Microsoft Translator, Reddit Enhancement Suite, and Mouse Gestures.

First extensions for Microsoft Edge

The site also mentioned that users will be able to download extensions through the Windows Store after they become available.

Here is the statement from the site:

Personalize and add new features to Microsoft Edge with extensions. Starting with build XXX for the Windows 10 Insider Preview, a selection of extensions is now available for Microsoft Edge.

When fully released to mainstream builds of Windows 10, extensions will be available via the Windows Store. Until that time, you can help us test extensions by downloading and adding them to Microsoft Edge using the steps shown below.

The Microsoft Edge extension site also suggests that at the beginning, the software giant will be providing executable files to install extensions on the browser, instead of using the Windows Store.

According to various sources, Microsoft is planning to introduce extensions very soon on upcoming builds of Windows 10 “Redstone” for PC. Also, ZDNet points out that the new feature is still on track to ship with the first update of Redstone, which should arrive later in June 2016.

Source Microsoft

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