How to Install Extensions in Edge Browser for Android

In Short
  • Microsoft now officially supports installing web extensions in the Android version of Microsoft Edge.
  • Install Edge Canary on your Android phone to get started. The feature is hidden behind the "Android Extension" flag.
  • So far, only three extensions are available, including Dark Reader, uBlock Origin, and Global Speed, in the Edge mobile browser.

Smartphone users have been requesting Chrome extensions on Android for years, but Google has shown no inclination to implement the feature. Mozilla has offered add-on support on Firefox for Android for years, and now, Microsoft has also joined in. You can now install extensions in Edge for Android starting with Edge Canary version 123.

The feature is currently hidden behind an Edge flag, so we have written a simple tutorial on how to enable extensions in the Android version of Edge. Here’s how it goes:

  • First, go ahead and install Microsoft Edge Canary (Free) on your Android smartphone.
  • Next, launch Edge Canary and paste the below address to open the Edge flags page.
  • Here, search for “Android Extension” and enable the flag from the drop-down menu. You can also paste the below address to directly open the flag. Now, tap on “Restart”.
enable android extension flag in edge canary on android
  • This will enable extensions in Microsoft Edge for Android. To install new extensions, tap on the hamburger menu in the bottom-right corner, slide left, and open the “All menu”.
  • Here, tap and hold “Extensions” and drag it to the above section. Tap on “Done”.
  • Now, open the hamburger menu again and tap on “Extensions“.
  • Finally, you can install browser extensions such as Dark Reader, uBlock Origin, and Global Speed on your Android phone.

These are the steps you need to follow to enable extensions support in Microsoft Edge for Android. Currently, there are only three browser extensions, but over time, Microsoft is likely to bring a huge library of extensions to its mobile browser. It will greatly allow users to customize their browsing experience on Android smartphones.

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