Microsoft now says extensions for its new Edge browser, which ships with Windows 10, will not become available this year. You’ll have to keep waiting.
“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,” a Microsoft spokeswoman told VentureBeat in an email today. “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.”
Previously Microsoft said that would happen by the end of the year, according to the Verge.
Extensibility in Edge should be exciting to developers, but it will be more important from a consumer standpoint. More tools will become available — I really want to use Pocket instead of Edge’s first-party Reading List, for example — and that should help boost adoption of the browser.
Microsoft clearly wants Windows 10 users to stay committed to Edge. Earlier in the year Microsoft was populating Bing search results in Edge with the message “Microsoft recommends Microsoft Edge for Windows 10” when users searched for “chrome” and “firefox.”