Microsoft delays Edge browser extensions

Microsoft Edge logoOne of the most exciting features in Windows 10 was the addition of a new browser, which in its turn comes with some really useful improvements, such as the possibility of annotating text and pictures and sharing them with friends.

But in addition to this revamped feature lineup, Microsoft also promised to bring extension support, which is clearly a very helpful addition to a browser because it can expand the feature lineup beyond what the application has to offer from the very beginning.

Supposed to support all Chrome extensions, Edge was expected to get this feature with Threshold 2 update, which, according to pundits, was planned for November. This means that this big Windows 10 update should be here in just a couple of weeks if no major bug is found.

But according to a report by WinBeta, Microsoft needs more time to develop extension support for Edge, so Threshold 2 won’t come with such a feature. Instead, the company is now looking at summer of 2016 as a potential release date for this, which is also the moment when the Redstone update for Windows 10 is planned to see daylight.

Microsoft delays Edge browser extensions

The company hasn’t yet provided any confirmation of this, but it has offered a statement suggesting that a delay is possible:

“We are bringing support for extensions to Microsoft Edge in a future update. Developers who build extensions for other modern browsers using common Web technologies like JavaScript and HTML, will work with Microsoft Edge with little or no code changes,” a company spokesperson is quoted as saying.

The only good news is that insiders will be allowed to try out extensions before the summer 2016 release, so expect them to arrive in preview builds of Windows 10 early next year. This way, Microsoft could also have more extensions prepared for Edge when the feature becomes generally available in the summer.

Keep in mind that this is just a report for the time being, so take it with a pinch of salt until Microsoft confirms it.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: browsers, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge, Windows 10

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