One of the big features of Microsoft’s new Edge browser that never made it in the current release of Windows 10 is support for extensions. But it looks like this might be coming sooner rather than later, as the latest version of Edge, in Redstone build 11082, already has code to support browser extensions.
According to noted Microsoft watcher WalkingCat, some of the .dlls that the newest version of Edge calls upon feature code for extensions support. You can check out some of the code on Pastebin. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the ‘Extension Manager’ can be enabled just yet.
It’s not at all surprising to see this addition in Edge. Originally Microsoft said that Insiders would be able to try out extensions on its new browser before the end of the year, though that date later got pushed back to 2016. More recently, the company accidentally leaked some teasers regarding upcoming extensions including AdBlock, Pinterest and Reddit Enhancement Suite.
As Gabe Aul noted in the release notes for Windows 10 Redstone build 11082 , this version has changes behind the scenes that will prepare the OS for new features, scheduled to start coming in as soon as January.
And that seems likely to be start of extensions support in Edge as well. Though, until then, we’ll keep an eye out for new developments.