Microsoft's new Edge browser may be fast, modern and, but up until now it's been lacking something big -- browser extensions. The new browser debuted over six months ago without support for this handy feature because Microsoft wanted to before adding extras to the mix.
The first test extensions -- Mouse Gestures, Microsoft Translator and Reddit Enhancement Suite -- debuted for Windows 10 Insiders in Build 14291, and were available for manual download and installation. But in the latest Insider Build 14342, Edge extensions are officially available from the Windows Store.
There are currently nine extensions available for testing: AdBlock, Adblock Plus, Page Analyzer, Save to Pocket, Microsoft Translator, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Mouse Gestures, OneNote Web Clipper and Pinterest's Pin It Button.
Can't wait for the official launch? If you're on the Insider Preview fast ring, you can try them out right now. Here's how:
1. Open Edge and click ... in the upper right corner. Click Extensions then Get extensions from the Store.
2. This will open a Developer Resources page in Edge. Click Download extensions to see the test extensions available for download.
3. Find the extension you want to download and click the Open in Store button underneath it.
4. This will open the extension page in the Windows Store. Click the download button in the Store. Then once it's downloaded, click Open.
5. Go back to Edge and you'll see a pop-up informing you that you have a new extension. Click Turn on to install the extension.
6. You can uninstall or adjust the settings of your new extension by clicking the ... button then going to Extensions and selecting it. You can also turn on the extension's button by clicking ..., right-clicking the extension, and clicking Show next to address bar.
Update, 5/16/2016: This article was originally published on April 1, 2016, and was updated to reflect changes made in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14342.