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Microsoft Edge Canary just brought back a feature it was sorely lacking

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Edge Canary Android Full (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Edge Canary for Android now supports Adblock Plus.
  • Adblock Plus is still available in the production version of Edge for Android but was not available on the new Edge Canary until today.
  • You can block all ads or allow "acceptable ads" with the feature within the browser.

Microsoft Edge Canary on Android just gained a highly-requested feature, support for Adblock Plus. Within the preview version of Edge, you can now block all ads or allow "acceptable ads." Many complained when Edge Canary shipped without support for Adblock Plus and should be happy to see support for it roll out.

In a way, Adblock Plus never left the Android version of Edge. While the Dev and Canary versions of Edge initially shipped without support for Adblock Plus, Microsoft never removed it from the production version of Edge. The fact that Microsoft has added Adblock Plus support to Edge Canary suggests that the company never intended to ship a version to the general public without support for it.

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Adblock Plus support is available in Edge Canary version 92.0.900.0, which rolled out earlier today.

Here's how to block or unblock ads:

  1. Make sure you're running Edge Canary version 92.0.900.0 or newer.
  2. Tap the "..." menu at the bottom of Edge.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Privacy and security.
  5. Select Block Ads.
  6. Toggle Block Ads to your preference.

The Acceptable Ads Committee has criteria that determine which ads are acceptable.

Thanks for the tip Leonardo!

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.

5 Comments
  • Can we PLEASE get the Nav bar and controls back to the bottom of the browser like they had it on windows phone???
  • Or at least an option to move them to the bottom if desired.
  • Yeah agreed, like Firefox Android also offers this as an option.
  • Good news. Not my ad blocker of choice, but certainly better than nothing.
  • I like Adblock Plus, seems like the most fair ad blocker to me (good balance between users and free content websites, while still also offer the privacy advantages other ad blockers also offer).