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Microsoft confirms no add-ons for Edge browser this year

Gregg Keizer | Oct. 26, 2015
Support for extensions pushed into 2016 for Windows 10's default browser.

With 2015 out, the next opportunity for Microsoft to deliver a more functional browser to mainstream Windows 10 users will be in the first half of 2016. Microsoft has committed to shipping Windows 10 feature upgrades two or three times each year. With an expected November roll-out of the first update, under a three-times-a-year tempo the follow-on would appear in March 2016.

That will be too late, argued someone identified as "Mysk" on a Microsoft discussion thread. "Microsoft should not have bothered releasing Edge outside of Insider Preview access until it at least supported extensions," wrote Mysk last Friday. "Clearly they still don't 'get it' when it comes to Web browsers. The first impression has already been made and Edge has already been dismissed by the masses. If they expect people to flock to the browser if/when they finally dig it out of the last century, then they're sorely mistaken."


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