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 .crx file.

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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