The Microsoft Edge browser is a significant improvement over Internet Explorer which was jokingly referred to as the best browser to download another web browser. Microsoft created Edge so that it could better compete against the likes of Chrome and Firefox but it’s missing one crucial feature that might stop users from migrating to its new browser and that’s support for extensions. Microsoft has now confirmed that Edge extensions support won’t be arriving until 2016.

It was reported recently that while it was initially planned to have extensions support out with the next major update for Windows 10 that arrives next month, Microsoft has instead decided to delay the feature’s roll out until early next year, it will be coupled with the Redstone update expected to arrive in early 2016.

In a statement provided to The Verge Microsoft confirmed that it remains committed to providing customers with a personalized web experience which is why it’s a “high priority” for the company to add extensions support to Edge. “We’re actively working to develop a secure extension model to make the safest and most reliable browser for our customers, and look forward to sharing more in a future Windows 10 update in 2016,” says Microsoft.

Microsoft is reportedly testing support for Edge extensions internally but needs more time to ensure that the software has no issues at launch. It’s also expected to provide an easily way for Chrome and Firefox developers to easily port their creations over to Edge.

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