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Microsoft Edge extensions support delayed until 2016

Microsoft Edge extensions support delayed until 2016

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Microsoft was planning to build extensions support into its new Edge browser by the end of the year, but the company has hit a delay. In a statement to The Verge today, Microsoft reveals that a future update planned for next year will include extensions support for Edge:

"We're committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience, which is why bringing extensions to Microsoft Edge continues to be a high priority. We're actively working to develop a secure extension model to make the safest and most reliable browser for our customers, and look forward to sharing more in a future Windows 10 update in 2016."

Microsoft's extensions support for Edge is still being tested internally, and the software maker is planning to allow Chrome and Firefox developers to easily port across their apps. Once the extensions support is ready, Windows 10 users will be able to install extensions from the Windows Store. It's not clear exactly why extensions are delayed, but given Microsoft's focus on security for Edge it's likely the company is using some extra time to ensure third-party apps within its browser are fully secure.