Support for extension in Microsoft Edge, the new Web browser which Microsoft released with Windows 10, could be happening sooner than anticipated. The company accidentally made live a preview website that announces the integration. It has since pulled the portal, however.
Windows enthusiast who goes by the name WalkingCat on Twitter spotted the preview website. “Extensions are here! Beginning with Build XXXXX in Windows 10 Technical Preview, a selection of extensions are available for Microsoft Edge…,” an announcement read. “Maybe some text here about new extensions coming in future updates, and how you can get started on writing your own?”
The portal also offered two extensions — namely, Reddit Enhancement Suite and Pinterest Pin It Button — and instructions on how to install them on Microsoft Edge. While the page has since been taken down, the links can be obtained by visiting its cache version.
In less than six months since the release of Windows 10, Microsoft Edge has already been lauded for its speed and set of features. The browser, for those unfamiliar, offers integration with Cortana, the company’s digital voice assistant, and offers the ability to annotate on Web pages and quickly share them with friends. The browser was said to receive support for extensions this year, but the company in October announced that the functionality won’t be rolled out until 2016. Its early appearance on the company’s website does indicate at a sooner than expected rollout.