Google Warning Users Against Using Chrome Extensions on Edge Browser.

Google Warning Users Against Using Chrome Extensions.

Microsoft new Chromium-based Edge browser lets the users download and install Chrome Extension on new Edge Browser. The company has recently dumped its old EdgeHTML browser engine and launched the Chromium-based Edge browser which provides similar services like the Google Chrome browser have. But now Google starts showing warning Edge users that Chrome is more secure for installing Chrome Extension than Edge browser.

Google is showing a warning to users when they are trying to install an extension from Chrome Web Store on the Chromium-based Edge browser. The warning message appears on top and says “Google recommends switching to Chrome to use extensions securely.” But there is nothing to worry about, it is just warning which user can accept or ignore. If you are an Edge user, you can still download and install Chrome Extension without any issue.  

The warning also include a download link for the Chrome browser and telling users to enjoy more ‘secure’ experience of using extensions. Although, Google is not showing any such warning to the users trying to install an extension on other Chromium-based browsers such as Vivaldi and Braze. It seems like Google is targeting Edge browser to show warning message by using UA (user agent) string to identify the browser.

Note: UA is an ID for a web browser that informs about browser’s name, version and about the operating system it is running on.

Google is clamming that Chrome browser is the safer and better option for the users to use service like extensions. Although which Chromium-based Edge browser is much better and safer is still unknown.

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