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Microsoft adds Editor's Picks section for Microsoft Edge extensions

Edge Extensions Editors Picks
Edge Extensions Editors Picks (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Microsoft Store now has an Editor's Picks section for Edge extensions.
  • The Microsoft Store now also supports reviews.
  • These new features bring the extensions section more in line with the rest of the Microsoft Store.

The Microsoft Store recently gained a couple of features that bring the extensions section more in line with the rest of the store. Following a recent update, people can now leave reviews of extensions. Additionally, the extension section of the store gained an Editor's Picks section (opens in new tab). Techdows first spotted the changes to the extensions section.

There are over 1,500 extensions in the Microsoft Store for the new Microsoft Edge, so it's more difficult to find extensions than when the new Edge first launched. The Editor's Picks section curates some of the best extensions into one convenient place. It currently has 34 extensions, including Grammarly, uBlock Origin, LastPass, and Honey.

The addition of reviews also helps people select the best extensions. To leave a review, you have to be logged in to your Microsoft account and have the extension installed. Writing reviews appears to be identical for extensions as the rest of the Microsoft Store. You can rate an item from one to five stars and leave a comment to clarify your score.

While the new Microsoft Edge can run extensions built for Google Chrome, its nice to see its library of extensions grow and Microsoft adding more features to that section of the Microsoft Store.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.