Microsoft to Offer Tool for Porting Chrome Extensions to Edge



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Microsoft to Offer Tool for Porting Chrome Extensions to Edge

With the release of their new operating system, Windows 10, Microsoft has been keen on getting users to use their new software. Not just their operating system is new, though, with Edge replacing the demonised Internet explorer. One thing that has kept users from accepting and using the new browser is its lack of extensions, something that is set to change this year thanks to a tool Microsoft is currently working on.

It’s been clear for a while that rather than open another market for extension developers to create their tools in, Microsoft would look to bring Chrome’s extensions to Edge. In a tweet from Jacob Rossi, an engineer working on Edge, the picture becomes a little clearer on how they want to do this.

So it would appear that they are working on a tool that will enable you to port your favourite Chrome extensions over to the Edge browser. While a further response showed that they would still be working on creating a list of extensions directly for Edge.

Would you be willing to swap out your current browser for Edge? Are you an Edge user and if so how much would extensions change your everyday experience with the browser? Give us your thoughts below

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One Response to “Microsoft to Offer Tool for Porting Chrome Extensions to Edge”
  1. huggi says:

    Edge is fast, no doubt. I like the annotation ability that is built-in as well, works really well with pen-enabled touchscreens like the Surface Pro 3. Extension support is the primary reason why Chrome is still my default. Microsoft also need to expand out the settings though.

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