Extension syncing rolling out to Microsoft Edge Canary

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What you need to know

  • Extension syncing is rolling out to Microsoft Edge Canary.
  • The feature helps you set up and manage browsers across the device by making it easier to keep things in sync.
  • The feature won't be available to everyone running Version 82.0.424.0 of Edge.

The new Microsoft Edge has a new feature rolling out to people running Canary builds, extension syncing. The feature makes it easier to set up and manage your browser across multiple devices because you don't have to waste time setting up the same extensions multiple times. The feature isn't available to everyone running Microsoft Edge Canary, but our executive editor Daniel Rubino has it up and running on his system.

A techcommunity post from Microsoft (opens in new tab) discusses the new feature. A SuperContributor named Dennis5mile states that it "might not be available to everyone that is using Version 82.0.424.0."

Edge Canary Extension Syncing

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Because the new Microsoft Edge is powered by Chromium, it can run extensions built for Google Chrome. This opens up the new Edge to a vast library of extensions. Many power users have a collection of must-have extensions that they set up on every browser they use. Being able to sync extensions across devices means that you don't have to spend time customizing your browser experience on all of your devices.

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7 Comments
  • Great upcoming feature...
  • That will be super useful.
  • Does it sync the extensions "settings" as well?
  • Does it sync extensions from chrome web store and microsoft extensions store both?
  • I'd guess Microsoft's only since some kind of access would be needed to be given to chrome's extension store buttt maybe it's not as complicated as I'm thinking it is.
  • I was wondering this but Chromium stores the original extension's source url. So I could see Edge could know where to reinstall it. But like you say also not.
  • When are History, Tab and Extension Sync reaching the Stable channel? I'm waiting on there before switching from Firefox. Which is a decent browser but still doesn't have a Web App feature. Which is only where the web is headed = Apps.