Microsoft's Edge Extensions Preview website appears ahead of official release

Last week, we reported that extensions for Microsoft's latest web browser, Edge, are likely to appear in the next Windows 10 Preview build for PC. Now, the official website for the preview of Edge Extensions has appeared online, ahead of the actual announcement and release, just a day after an extension showed up in the Windows Store.

The website provides several pieces of information on the upcoming extension support for Edge. One of the most interesting points are the extensions that the website lists as being available. Microsoft Translator, Reddit Enhancement Suite, and Mouse Gestures are three extensions currently listed as being downloadable.

Selecting the Download button does download an executable file, allowing you to install the extension.

The installation process for installing extensions is also detailed as follows:

  1. Download an extension
  2. Select Run
  3. Select More... and then Extensions
  4. Select Load extension, choose the extension folder, then select Select folder

The extension should then be listed in Edge. This method of installation is for manually installing extensions during the Preview. It is likely to be improved for ease-of-use upon global release.

During the Preview, extensions will not be listed in the Windows Store; however, once the feature is rolled-out to all Windows 10 users, you will then be able to install extensions from the Windows Store.

Finally, the website also shows how the 'extension bar' works - the bar that shows all the extension icons. In Edge, under the 'more' menu, you will see a new row, which is where extension icons will be displayed, and you can select them to view the options associated with that extension. Here's a screenshot of it in action:

You can take a look at the Preview for Edge Extensions website here.

Source: MSPowerUser

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