When it comes to browser extensions, due to the fact that not all browsers are built using the same platform, it means that some extensions are available for some browsers while others are not. However, even the developers who do bother to create extensions for multiple types of browsers, updating it can be a hassle.

However, in an announcement by the W3C, major tech companies that include Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced that they will be working together to help form what is being called the WebExtensions Community Group (WECG). This group aims to help standardize APIs and functionality across browsers, meaning that developers will have an easier time creating extensions for various browsers.

According to the group’s announcement, “With multiple browsers adopting a broadly compatible model for extensions in the last few years, the WECG is excited to explore how browser vendors and other interested parties can work together to advance a common browser extension platform. Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla are initiating this community group, and we welcome other browser makers, extension developers, and interested parties to join this effort!”

It definitely sounds like good news and hopefully we can look forward to seeing more extensions shared across the board in the future, regardless of which browser you’ve chosen to use.

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