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How to install and manage Microsoft Edge extensions in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft has added extension support for Microsoft Edge in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, giving the browser a new breathe of life as before, Edge was pretty bare compared to other rival browsers. Now that Edge supports extensions, we thought it'd be a good idea to show you how they work and how you can install and manage them!

Installing extensions

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Click on the three-dot button in the top right corner of the window. This will open a menu of additional options.
  3. Click on Extensions. Your currently installed extensions will be listed.

Edge three-dotted menu

  1. Select Get new extensions from the Windows Store. This will take you to the extensions Store page.

Get extensions from Store button

  1. Select an extension from the list provided.

Windows Store extension page

  1. Select Free or Install to begin downloading and installing the extension for Edge

Download extension button

  1. Press Launch or return to Edge and select Turn on when prompted.

Turn extension on

Manage installed extensions

  1. To manage your already installed extensions, open the Extensions area in Edge

Right-click context menu

  1. Highlight an extension and select the Cog wheel to access extra settings such as Uninstall and more.

Extension settings

So there you have it, pretty simple to manage, install and configure extensions from within Microsoft Edge. All extensions are handled by the Windows Store, meaning you can guarantee they'll be secure as to be in the Windows Store, they needed to pass through Microsoft's certification process.

Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

20 Comments
  • Will it ever be possible to install extensions on windows phone?
  • Let's pray.
  • Amen!
  • I hope
  • How do you remove extensions that are stuck installed and can't be uninstalled. Like delete a file somwhere
  • I'd also like to know as I seem to have two AdBlocks
  • That's my issue too
  • Ditto.
  • Same here. No big thing, but shouldn't be. I really like the Adblock extension.
  • I am seeing the same thing as well. only one will turn on. However in programs it is only shown once.
  • Nice article.
  • Anybody knows how to side load chrome or firefox extensions ?
  • Can't wait for the update. I'd finally be able to get rid of those annoying ads.
  • Edge with AdBlock plus in the RS1 builds is like night and day compared to TH2. So much smoother.
  • Same here. On my my work laptop I still run TH2. Just a couple of days left.
  • That amazon extension looks like a privacy nightmare
  • Shouldn't the article say 'breath of life', not 'breathe'?
  • That on the assumption that a proof reader and an editor went over the article before it was published. The last paragraph is in need of editing. A semicolon would clean it up a bit. The last sentence is just lazy though. I had to read it three times to make heads or tails of it.
  • The "get extensions from store" button in edge just pulls up a blank page for me. I had to go to the developer site to use the page/links there to install extensions.
  • When I click on "Get Extensions in the store" it opens up the Store but the page is blank.