When Microsoft announced the availability of extensions for Edge, nearly ever user began asking when Adblock would arrive for the browser. While it was promised at launch that the extension would soon arrive, the product has now shown up in the Windows Store.
The extensions, which you can download here: Adblock or Adblock Plus, will allow you to block advertisements with your browser. Of course, you need to be running an Insider build that supports the feature in Edge to install these extensions and I kindly ask that you not block ads on Thurrott so we can continue to keep the lights on.
Seeing that these two extensions are now available for Edge is a big win for the browser as many power users consider them critical for navigating the web. While it may be a small victory for Edge, it’s one that will fulfill a big request by many users. Additionally, this gets more users into the Windows Store and downloading content which is a key metric Microsoft has been trying to improve with users running Windows 10.
Extensions are a feature that Edge needs to help it compete with Chrome which recently overtook Internet Explorer for being the most popular web browser. Once the feature arrives for everyone this summer with the Anniversary update, Edge will be on a more level playing field with Chrome when it comes to feature parity.
Thanks for the tip WalkingCat and the picture @DrMattSm