Microsoft Edge’s transition to a Chromium core means greater compatibility with third-party browser extensions, especially those available in the Chrome Web Store. However, this is not the case with the default settings: In the beta version of the Edge browser that Microsoft has just released, there are actually only a hundred extensions approved by the company. So, to install extensions from other stores, you need to enable the feature. We explain how to do it in a snap!
Microsoft Edge: How to install extensions from the Chrome Web Store
- Open Microsoft Edge beta in Chromium
- go to menu … top right
- enter inside Extensions
- At the bottom of the window, enable the option on the left Allow installation of extensions from other stores
- Accept the warning (yes, Microsoft does not verify these extensions themselves…)
- Click here to access the Chrome Web Store
- Install any extension as in Chrome
It is of course possible to manage installed extensions from the same menu. Extensions more than shown in the steps above. With the adoption of the same rendering engine as Chromium and compatibility with extensions, choosing between Chrome and Edge will ultimately be a choice between connecting all your data to Google services and the cloud, or their Microsoft equivalents. We think this will undoubtedly help increase the market share of the latter.
What do you think about the transition to a more open Microsoft Edge? Did you test it? Share your views in the comments.