Microsoft encourages users to develop extensions for Edge Chromium

Microsoft unexpectedly announced that it would encourage free application developers to submit the extension they created for Edge Chromium.

Until now, it must be confirmed that very few free application developers have been granted access by Microsoft, allowing submission of the extensions they have developed for the new version of Edge browser. However, this will change in the near future because in a new announcement issued on December 17, Microsoft suddenly announced that it would encourage free application developers to submit the extensions they created. for Edge Chromium for Microsoft to review before being listed on the Microsoft Edge Addons convenience store. In other words, application developers will be granted access to the Partner Center Developer Dashboard by Microsoft, as well as some APIs specific to Edge.

Redmond also announced that it will stop accepting new submissions for Microsoft Edge Legacy extensions (based on EdgeHTML) as of December 17. However, developers can still continue to submit updates to their existing extensions as usual.

To improve and seamlessly experience the transition from the old Edge browser to the new Chromium Edge, Microsoft will automate the process of moving user extensions from the current Edge version to the new version. when they update to Edge Chromium from January 15, don't require users to manually migrate. Note that Microsoft will only deploy this migration process when extensions are available on the Microsoft Edge Addons store at the time the user switches to the new browser.

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On December 15, the Edge browser add-ons store: Microsoft Edge Insider Add-ons - was renamed to Microsoft Edge Addons and officially entered the public beta (support phase). Support a total of 162 utilities to date.

If you are an extension developer, you can find out more information here.

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