Web Store Hosting and Updating

Most Extensions are hosted in the Microsoft Edge Insider Addons catalog (Microsoft Edge Insider Addons) to best protect users from malicious Extensions.

Hosting

All Extensions are distributed to users as a special ZIP file with a .crx suffix. Extensions hosted in the Microsoft Edge Addons are uploaded as .zip files. The publishing process automatically converts the .zip into a .crx file.

There are two exceptions to the Microsoft Edge Addons hosting rule:

  1. Extensions that are distributed through the Enterprise policy.
  2. Unpacked Extension directories from a local machine while in developer mode.

Updating

The Microsoft Edge browser periodically checks for new versions of installed Extensions and updates each without user intervention.

Note

Steps to update an Extension on Microsoft Edge Addons are planned be added.

Note

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