Publish and update extensions in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website
Most extensions are published to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website to protect users from malicious extensions.
Publish options for extensions
All extensions are distributed to users as a special archive (
.zip) file with a
.crx suffix. Extensions published to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website are uploaded as
.zip files. The publishing process automatically converts the
.zip file into a
The following two scenarios don't require you to publish your extension in the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website.
- Extensions distributed using Enterprise policy.
- Using unpacked extension directories on a local machine when Microsoft Edge is in developer mode.
Updates to extensions
The Microsoft Edge browser automatically checks for new versions of installed Extensions. Updates are installed without user intervention.
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