Extension support for Microsoft Edge starts showing up on Windows 10

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Microsoft recently released the first build of Windows 10 Redstone to Insiders. The company was expected to release support for Extensions on Microsoft Edge by the end of this year with the recent November Update – however, the company ended up delaying the release to 2016. As previously reported, Redstone is going to bring Extensions support to Edge. Now, Microsoft quietly added some parts of Extension support to Edge in the recent builds of Windows 10.

With a dirty little hack, users can enable the Extension pane on Microsoft Edge. As you can see on the above screenshot, I was able to enable the Extensions pane on Edge. Unfortunately though, Extensions support on Edge doesn’t seem to work – yet. When I try to sideload one of the leaked extensions for Edge, the browser doesn’t add the extension which, to be fair, is expected as Extensions support for Edge isn’t official just yet. Here’s a video showing the sideload function in action:

Microsoft will probably roll out Extensions support on Edge in 2016 with the release of Redstone. The company could be releasing support for Extensions on Edge sometime around February 2016, but this is just a speculation for now.

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For those wondering, Microsoft is expected to release Reddit Enhancement Suite and a Pinterest extension for Edge at the initial launch of Extensions support, and AdBlock is also expected to bring its extension to Edge when Extensions support is available, too. It’s worth noting that the Edge Extensions’ code look very similar to Google Chrome Extensions, which is obviously very good news as this will make it easier for developers to bring their Chrome extensions to Edge. Nonetheless, tell us what you think of

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