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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Microsoft Edge Will Offer Ad Blocking

Microsoft's Edge Browser Will Offer Ad Blocking

The next version may stop ads without using third-party extensions.

Steve Dent | March 31, 2016

Ad blockers continue to go mainstream as Microsoft revealed its Edge browser will soon have the tech built right in. The feature was spotted by ZDNet during a Build 2016 presentation, where a slide showed that the software giant will "build ad blocking features into the browser" in the next release. The wording implies that the feature may work natively without third-party extensions, which is a good thing since Edge only just started supporting those. However, the same slide also shows that Microsoft plans to "provide a modern extension/plug-in model," complete with a store, for the next Edge release.

From earlier software. Source: Published August 1, 2015.

<more at; related links; (Latest Windows 10 preview brings Edge browser extensions. It's also testing a newly refreshed version of Maps on PC and mobile. March 17, 2016) and (Google backs away from banning dedicated Android ad blockers. They should be easier to find in the Play Store from now on. February 9, 2016)>

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