Microsoft explained why there are so few extensions in the Edge browser
The Microsoft Edge browser was released in 2015 with the Windows 10 operating system, but since then it has not been able to find much popularity. Many associate this with a limited set of features, among which is a small number of available extensions.As the companies representatives explained why this happens by publishing an appropriate statement in the official blog of the company.
At the moment, the companies Store has about 70 extensions for the browser Edge. In comparison, there are thousands of different extensions available for Google Chrome. Microsoft explained this by the fact that they conduct a thorough software check to ensure that it meets high quality standards.
“We are extremely sensitive to the potential impact of extensions on your experience of using the browser and want to make sure that the extensions that we make are high-quality and trustworthy. We want Microsoft Edge to be your favorite browser, with the basics that you expect – speed, energy efficiency, reliability and security. Badly written or even malicious add-ons for browsers today remain a potential source of problems with privacy, security, reliability and performance. We want users to be sure that they can trust the extensions in Microsoft. Thus, we continue to evaluate each application for the addition to provide its value to our users and support our goals for a healthy ecosystem, “Microsoft representatives said.
The past year the company has focused on improving APIs, bookmarks and native messages, rather than adding new extensions. The company claims that some insider builds also interfere with the functions of the extensions, so Microsoft carefully examines the data received from users.
A source: neowin.net