Microsoft’s official website for Edge Extensions goes live ahead of official release

March 14, 2016

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Microsoft is expected to release Extensions for Edge to Insiders sometime soon. The company has been planning to bring this feature to users for a while now, and it’s finally ready for testing. Today, the company published the official landing page for Microsoft Edge’s Extensions ahead of the official launch of the feature. This same web page leaked a while ago, but Microsoft pulled it. Similarly, Microsoft will probably pull it this time, too.

The updated website for Edge extensions reveals that the browser will initially have extensions for Microsoft Translator, Reddit Enhancement Suite, and Mouse Gestures:


The page also states that users will be available via the Windows Store once it is ready for the public. However, as you can notice, it isn’t yet clear which build of Windows 10 will introduce Extensions for Edge just yet:

Personalize and add new features to Microsoft Edge with extensions. Starting with build XXX for the Windows 10 Insider Preview, a selection of extensions is now available for Microsoft Edge.

When fully released to mainstream builds of Windows 10, extensions will be available via the Windows Store. Until that time, you can help us test extensions by downloading and adding them to Microsoft Edge using the steps shown below.

For now, it seems like the company will be providing .exe files which will allow Insiders install the Extensions Edge. If you are a developer, you can also manually load Extensions into Edge by following the simple tutorial below:

  1. Download an extension.
  2. Select Run from the download notification.
  3. Select More (…) and then Extensions.
  4. Select Load extension, choose the extension folder, then Select folder.

We expect Microsoft to announce this feature sometime soon for Insiders. Until then, you can find the page for Edge Extensions here.

Update: Microsoft has pulled the page but you can still view the cached version here.

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