Edge will continue to support Manifest V2 extensions until January 2024

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • Microsoft has cleared the air when it comes to the Edge browser and Manifest V2 extensions.
  • The support will continue until at least January 2024, so make sure you keep that in mind.
  • For now, Microsoft no longer accepts Manifest V2-based extensions in the Edge Add-ons Store.
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We know there are a lot of Chrome users out there so it’s time to clear the air and remove all doubts, as we’ve seen that some Edge users are confused on the matter.

Back in September, Google announced revised plans to continue supporting Manifest V2-based extensions in Chrome for at least one more year.

Over at Redmond, Microsoft is ready to follow suit with its updated roadmap regarding implementing Manifest V3 and phasing out Manifest V2.

Now, according to the updated documentation, organizations can continue using Manifest V2 extensions on systems configured with corresponding policies until at least January 2024.

Expect Manifest V2 support to last until at least 2024

It’s important to know that as of now, the Redmond tech giant no longer accepts Manifest V2-based extensions in the Edge Add-ons Store, be they Public or Hidden.

That being said, developers can still push updates for existing extensions to maintain or add new features so keep that in mind.

Actually, the next step in phasing-out old extensions is to stop accepting updates, except the ones upgrading Manifest V2 to V3, and prevent the browser from running V2-based extensions without enterprise policies.

At some point, it will become impossible to use Manifest V2 extensions in the Edge browser at some point, so there’s another detail to take into account.

Furthermore, Microsoft is not yet ready to announce when it will stop accepting updates for Manifest V2 extensions, so it won’t yet disable them for good on all systems, including enterprise.

The tech giant stated that it will continue analyzing the concerns raised by developers and exploring the right path for the Microsoft Edge Add-ons ecosystem.

If you are looking for more information about Manifest V3 extensions for Microsoft Edge in the official documentation.

Even though developers are not at all happy with Manifest V3, even with many changes implemented since the initial proposal, the practice shows that most extensions, including content blockers, will survive the dreaded migration.

Speaking of Microsoft’s Edge browser, you came to the right place if Edge is not working on Windows 10 anymore.

We can also show you how to reinstall Microsoft Edge with Administrator privileges, just in case that is what you were looking for.

What is your take on this entire situation? Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments section below.

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