We’re just months away from the official release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but we can already see the buzz around it. Microsoft has been testing extension support for the Edge Browser on the Insider channel for the past month now.
Starting out with Translator and Reddit Extensions, Microsoft extended the support to Pinterest and OneNote in the following update. But, today we’re finally seeing the addition of two of the most requested extensions to the default Edge browser – Adblock and Adblock Plus. Both, the extensions as the name suggests allow users to block annoying ads and pop-ups while they’re surfing the web or watching videos on YouTube.
The extensions were first noticed to be available on the Windows Store by the Twitter user, WalkingCat(@h0x0d). The extensions can only be downloaded and applied by the Windows Insiders, who are running a preview version of Microsoft Edge. As promised, Microsoft has delivered on its word and is working on expanding the extension support, bringing more players on-board.
While the extensions have been spotted and are currently being used by some Insiders, they are still not searchable on the Windows Store. And the Adblock and Adblock Plus websites are also displaying a coming-soon banner, instead of a beta release on their official website. This might possibly be just a beta release to test the new extensions.
The Microsoft Edge browser is still far from complete, and is struggling to find its foot-hold among top contenders like Chrome, and Firefox. The addition of extensions will finally help people get comfortable and try out this option. But to switch over to a new browser(which is still incomplete) is a big decision to follow-up on.