Microsoft Edge Browser Gets Extensions (In Preview)

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Microsoft announced the first set of browser extensions for Microsoft Edge. They're now availble in preview via the Windows Insider Program.

Build 14291 was just released to the Fast ring, and the extensions are included. The initial extensions include: Microsoft Translator, Mouse Gestures, and Reddit Enhancement Suite.

To add an extension, download it, select Run from the download notification, select More and then Extensions, and select Load extension. Then, choose the extension folder, and select Select folder.

"In keeping with our commitment to an interoperable web, we’re participating in the W3C Browser Extension Community Group’s efforts to define standardized extension APIs based on familiar web technologies," the Edge team says in a blog post. "Today, we’re previewing our first step towards that goal."

"This release supports a selection of preview extensions that have been validated by our team to work with the current set of supported APIs," it adds. "Some planned APIs are not yet supported, but will be coming in future previews. We’ll share additional examples of extensions with future releases."

You can check out the extensions page here.

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