Microsoft announced yesterday that they have made the highly requested extensions for its Edge browser available to Insiders in PC build 14291. The way to view the available extensions is to visit http://aka.ms/msedge-extensions and then download and run the extension to install it. Once the extension is installed, you can then load it into Edge by clicking the ‘…’ button in the top right corner of the browser, and then select Extensions and click Load Extensions to view the installed extensions located in the Downloads folder. Click on the extension folder and click the select folder button and the extension should show up in the list of extensions which Edge has recognized.
Here is a video from the Edge team demonstrating how to do this:
On the Chrome extension compatibility front, Jacob Rossie, a Microsoft Edge engineer has confirmed that a porting tool has been in development for Chrome extensions. I guess we will have to wait and see how easy it is for devs to make this happen once the tool is available.
Lots of questions on this: yes we're working on a porting tool to run Chrome extensions in Edge. Not yet finished and not all APIs supported
— Jacob Rossi (@jacobrossi) March 18, 2016
BAV0.com has a great article covering the similarities between Edge and Chrome extensions, and even gets the first Edge extensions running in chrome with only some minor user-facing modifications. Head on over to their blog to see how at the source link.