Windows 10 users will be able to block Internet ads in the Edge browser thanks to extensions for AdBlock and AdBlock Plus. Widow’s Edge browser will include ad blocking capabilities once Windows Insiders taste its features.

Edge’s users will obtain ad blocking capabilities through browser extensions that doesn’t require  installing another application or software.

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Adblock Plus can block tracking, malware domains, banners, pop ups and video ads. With Adblock, Microsoft intends to provide its users with a safe way to browse the web. Image Credit: Winbeta

Just like Chrome and Firefox’a users, now Edge users have now available both AdBlock and AdBlock Plus services on Windows Store. As an only requirement, users must be Windows Insiders with build 14291 on the desktop. However, those non-insider users will be allowed to take advantage of extensions in Edge this summer, which coincides with the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 public release.

With the new Update for Windows 10, Edge browser could actually become more functional for the ones that are using Chrome or Firefox.

Opera’s developer browser has a completely free built-in VPN mode, which allows users to surf the web anonymously and through virtual networks. The Windows 10 Internet browser might include a similar feature in order to attract more users.

Over 300 million users are already running Windows 10 on their systems and mobile devices, Microsoft announced. This suggests that the number of Edge users may have also increased.

Edge browser users requested an ad blocking tool

Ad blocking is one of the most requested extensions for Edge. According to Engadget. Microsoft has been testing the developing of a version of the browser that supports add-ons and extensions. After downloading and installing AdBlock or AdBlock Plus, users just need to restart Edge and adjust any settings in the browser’s extensions section.

AdBlock and AdBlock Plus were both announced for Edge about two months ago. Their services include plenty of features common from other browsers. Including the capacity to control what type of ads to block, as well as choosing in which website it’s ok to display ads.

Ad blockers became highly controversial once publishers expressed their concerns. If viewers block and don’t see the ads, then websites would not be able to provide “free” content anymore. Because their revenue comes from the users viewing the ads on their site.

Source: Slash Gear