Edge extensions come to Windows 10 in the next Redstone build


Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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Here at Windows Report, we don’t talk about potential Redstone features often simply because we don’t know a lot about them. But one Redstone feature we do know about is extension support for Microsoft Edge. Users anticipating Redstone features have been talking about extension support for Edge for almost two months now — and it just might finally arrive.

According to Winbeta, Microsoft plans to introduce extensions to Edge with the very next Redstone build for Windows 10 Preview. So, both users and developers will finally have an opportunity to try one of the first Redstone features.

Extensions will certainly be a welcome addition to Microsoft Edge because Windows 10’s default browser still lacks a lot of features present in rival browsers. If Microsoft wants to convince users to use Edge, new features are definitely necessary.

However, Microsoft Edge is the only browser that offers Cortana integration, something that could certainly attract more users. Without additional features, though, Microsoft’s new browser won’t be able to stay competitive and grab a wider swath of users. Microsoft shows its awareness of that problem by constantly working on new improvements — the introduction of extensions for Edge is just the beginning.

Redstone build 14284 is a next Windows 10 Preview build?

Along with its report on extensions, Winbeta also took a guess at upcoming build’s version number: 14284. However, we can’t be sure of this because Microsoft keeps all the details about upcoming builds under lock and key, releasing information only when a build is released. So, we’ll have to wait for Gabe Aul to announce the new build for any new information.

We expect extensions for Microsoft Edge to officially arrive with the first Redstone update wave in June of this year. So, if Microsoft is indeed making this option available in the next build (or one of the coming builds) for Windows 10 Preview, users and developers will have more than three months to test it.

Since this year’s BUILD conference is approaching fast, Microsoft could release this feature there but again, there’s no official information about the matter from the company.

What do you think? Will we finally get extensions support for Microsoft Edge in the upcoming build for Windows 10 Preview? Tell us in the comments below!