Google's ubiquitous internet browser, Chrome, currently accounts to about 65% of the market share for browsers, and it has been dominating the platform all because of its neatly desgined user-interface, speedy rendering times and a massive collection of extensions/add-ons. Microsoft's latest Edge browser that comes bundled with Windows 10, however, only features the first two of those aforementioned traits that still cannot gain a foothold against Google's triumphant web browser. However, that may all soon change as Redmond is preparing Edge to feature Chrome-like extensions by next year.
There have been several rumors that have recently surfaced, stating that Microsoft will be adding extension support to beef up their slick and attractive Edge browser and will most likely come when the first major update hits this coming November. In a statement to Ars Technica, Redmond had addressed and confirmed the rumors that it will be bringing extensions to their new browser. However, the extension support would not be coming in the next major update and will come in the future by 2016.
"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. 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," the statement from Microsoft reads.
The Windows update that is set for a November rollout is ready to bring new features to the Edge browser. Among them are tab previews for the browser, visual upgrades, extra columns and a much easier install process for those who upgrade. Extensions, however, will not be among them. While that may come off as disappointing news, Microsoft did confirm that they will be bringing support for it by next year.