AdBlock And Adblock Plus Now Available For Microsoft Edge: So Long Ads!

9 May 2016, 9:42 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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AdBlock and Adblock Plus for Microsoft Edge have turned up at the Windows Store. Currently, it's available only to preview users, but it's a positive sign that everyone will get it soon enough.  ( AdBlock )

AdBlock and Adblock Plus have popped up at the Windows Store, finally allowing Microsoft Edge users who are part of the preview program to effectively steer clear of ads as well.

This development essentially patches up one of the biggest issues with the Microsoft browser, as a ton of users have been clamoring for full extension support on it since God knows when.

The Edge versions of the ad blockers pretty much offer the same features that the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox ones have in store, including the option to whitelist and blacklist websites and the function to pick out specific ads on a page and block only them.

Needless to say, users who have been hanging around other browsers and waiting for Edge to get this feature can hop on over and go on the final frontier soon enough.

As a little refresher, this news comes hot on the heels of when Microsoft introduced extension support for Edge with the Windows 10 Insider preview Build 14291. At that point, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before AdBlock and Adblock Plus made their way, and this goes without saying, but that moment has come.

As mentioned earlier, AdBlock and Adblock Plus are available via the Windows Store. Just to be clear, only users in the Fast Ring can get in on the action for now, but in light of this update, it's a safe bet to assume that these ad-blocking tools will up for grabs for everyone in the near future.

While extensions aren't exactly necessities for some, they are the deciding factor for many others when it comes to mulling over which browser in the current brood is the best.

With that said, are you going to switch to Edge when it finally gets a huge library of extensions, or are you going to stay with the browser you're using now? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below whether or not this is enough to make you join the Microsoft side.

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