Microsoft has today announced the Microsoft Edge Addons store is now fully open. This means all developers can now submit their addons to the web browser.
Developers can now submit their tools through the Partner Center Developer Dashboard. It is worth remembering that Edge is now Chromium Edge built on Google’s Chromium web engine. Microsoft will launch Chromium Edge in January following months of preview.
Because of this, applications built for Chromium will be functional within Microsoft Edge Addons with no code changes needed.
As for developers creating addons for the first time, Microsoft says the submission program is in preview.
“We recommend you prioritize building new extensions for the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, and continue to support your existing EdgeHTML-based extensions to ensure a quality experience for active users.”
Developers can provide permission for Microsoft to automatically migrate their EdgeHTML extensions to the Chromium base. Those developers will see their Microsoft Edge Addons in the store without needing to do anything.
For dev’s who have not received any information from Microsoft, the company points them to ExtensionPartnerOps@microsoft.com for more information.
While Microsoft will help developers by handling migration, the company makes it clear all future updates will be transferred to the creator.
“We will migrate users’ extensions from the current version of Microsoft Edge when they update to the new Microsoft Edge (starting January 15th). Extensions will only be migrated for users if they are already available on the Microsoft Edge Addons store at the time of switching to the new browser.”