Windows 10: Micrososft Edge extensions postponed to 2016

Windows 10: Micrososft Edge extensions postponed to 2016

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Yes Microsoft Edge has advantageously replaced Internet Explorer, both in terms of possibilities, compatibility and speed, there is nevertheless one feature that users always regret: the support of extensions. Long before the finalization of Windows 10, Microsoft had indeed announced that its new browser would support the modules of its competitors Firefox and Chrome. And yet, this function is still not operational. And we will have to be still patient, because it seems that Microsoft has postponed it to 2016.

The site WinBeta indeed reports that Microsoft Edge will not support an extension before the release of Windows 10 Redstone. For the record, this version of the operating system will constitute a important OS update, much more substantial than Threshold 2 planned for November 2015. But this update will not be available before 2016. WinBeta tried to get more information on the subject, but got little response than this: “We will integrate support for extensions within Microsoft Edge in a future update. Developers who create extensions for modern browsers, and use common technologies like JavaScript or HTML, will work on Microsoft Edge with little or no code modification. “

In the meantime, the official page concerning Microsoft Edge extensions remains hopelessly empty. And if the delay is proven, it is the popularity of the browser already at the lowest that may suffer. Microsoft’s new browser is currently used by only 2.40% of internet users, while Internet Explorer is around 49% and Chrome around 30% (source: Netmarketshare.com).