Microsoft Edge Insider Add-Ons Site Leaks

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Windows, Windows 10 with 3 Comments

Here’s some more evidence that the release of the Microsoft Edge/Chromium Insider Preview build is imminent: The website that Microsoft will use for Edge add-ons has leaked.

Thanks to WalkingCat on Twitter for the link. Which has, of course, since been taken down.

But the site that was there previously closely resembles the Edge Extensions page in the Microsoft Store. Albeit one with some left-side navigation for sub-categories like Adblockers and password managers, Education, Social and entertainment, Shopping, Productivity, and For developers.

The one thing that’s odd about this to me is the name “Addons.” Today, Edge, like Chrome, uses the term Extensions to refer to this kind of thing.

Also note that this is the second major leak suggesting that we’re about to get our first peek at the Chromium-based version of Edge. Last week, documentation for the product leaked, indicating that the first release would be for 64-bit versions of Windows 10 only.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “Microsoft Edge Insider Add-Ons Site Leaks”

  1. lezmaka

    Any idea if the Edge Insider will be like Office, meaning you don't need to be on a Windows Insider build, or if you will need to be on a Windows Insider build to use Edgeium?

    • IanYates82

      In reply to lezmaka:

      I'm hoping not. I can't easily run a test and a production operating system side-by-side. But I can very happily run a test copy of Edge alongside old Edge (or if not, I don't mind), Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc.

      If they want the web dev community to try it out they really need to not limit to just insiders.

  2. rrraa

    I think Microsoft edge is best of best application of windows operating system, it having lots of features with superb quality so you must uses microsoft password manager or Microsoft insider or chromium.