Finally! Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge now available for 350 million Windows 10 users · 2016-08-02 14:00 by Oleksandr Paraska
Today, Microsoft is releasing the big Anniversary Update to Windows 10. Among other changes to the operating system, this brings support for extensions to Microsoft Edge. Which means that people running Windows 10 can install Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge, and start blocking annoying advertisements in Microsoft’s new standard browser. (Please note that according to Microsoft, the Windows 10 update will be rolled out over a few months, so if you cannot install Adblock Plus and other extensions today, Microsoft will surely deliver your update soon.)
As you may already know, Adblock Plus was already available for Microsoft Edge before but could only be installed by participants of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program. Today marks a release to the general public and we are very excited to welcome all Microsoft Edge users to the ad blocking community.
After years of development and support of Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer we very much welcome Microsoft’s bold attempt to move to standards based approaches with Microsoft Edge. One of the upsides of this approach is that our current implementation of Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge is based on the code of Adblock Plus for Chrome, unlike the entirely separate codebase for Internet Explorer.
We have been working closely with Microsoft to bring this version to life, and we feel very grateful for the opportunity. However, since Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge is still in early development stage, there still are some issues and limitations. Most notably we are currently limited in the amount of space we have to store your filter subscriptions. So some of the heavy users might find that adding more than one or two subscriptions will not work. There are also a few other issues, which is why we have decided to keep the Beta title for now. Nevertheless, we are still committed to bypass most of the limitations in future releases.
We hope you enjoy using Adblock Plus on Microsoft Edge, and as always please feel free to report any issues.
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