Microsoft's New Edge Browser to Support Chrome Extensions - Even Malicious Ones

10 December, 2018 . 331 views


Microsoft has confirmed that the upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser will also be able to run Chrome extensions.

While this will greatly expand the functionality of the browser, it will also open it up to the increasing amount of malicious Chrome extensions that are seen on a daily basis.

Recently Microsoft announced that they will be rebuilding Microsoft Edge to be a Chromium based browser in order to provide greater compatibility and performance. One of the questions, and possibly concerns, is whether Microsoft would also enable the use of Chrome extensions in their new browser.

This was answered by Kyle Pflug, a Microsoft Senior Product Manager for the Microsoft Edge team, who posted to Reddit stating that "It's our intention to support existing Chrome extensions.".




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