If you’re a eBook lover, than we’ve got some bad news for you.
After officially removing the Book section from the Store earlier this year, Microsoft now announced that their Chromium-based browser will no longer support eBooks that use the .epub extension.
You won’t be able to read ePub books in the new Edge
Here’s what the company stated in their support document:
Microsoft Edge will no longer support e-books that use the .epub file extension. Visit the Microsoft Store to see our recommended .ePub apps. You can expect to see more added over time as we partner with companies like the DAISY Consortium to add additional, accessible apps.
For now, the Classic Edge still reads ePub books, but when the new Chromium-based Edge will replace the current one, the feature will probably disappear.
The tech giant recommends users to search for ePub apps in the Microsoft Store, just to be ready for the removal of the feature.
There’s no exact ETA on when the eBook support will officially be removed, but it will probably be sooner rather then later.
As long as the UWP version of Edge is still around, you’ll still have the ability to read eBooks.