Google Tells Microsoft Edge Users to Switch to Chrome for “Secure” Extensions

Microsoft Edge is now a Chromium-powered browser, so it’s running on the same engine as Google Chrome and a series of other applications like Vivaldi and Opera.

The transition from EdgeHTML to Chromium allowed Microsoft not only to make Edge a cross-platform browser, but also to enjoy all the benefits of a Chromium application, including access to Google Chrome’s vast extension ecosystem.

But as it turns out, despite using the same engine as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge still isn’t listed as a fully-compatible browser for the Chrome Web Store, with users recommended to change browsers whenever they attempt to install an extension.

Chromium browsers on the Chrome Web Store

If you load the official Chrome Web Store page in Microsoft Edge, you should be greeted with a message reading “Google recommends switching to Chrome to use extensions securely.” A link to download Google Chro… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.