Google warns Edge browser users against installing Chrome extensions

Now that Microsoft’s new Edge browser switched to Chromium, extensions from Google’s web store are now compatible and can be installed with ease.

But now, Google is warning Edge users when they visit the Chrome web store in a banner at the top of the page.

The store explains that it is due to security reasons, but there are no known security risks to using Chrome extensions on Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser so it is more of a scare-tactic rather than a real recommendation.

Edge users can still install and use Chrome extensions as Google Chrome users can.

This move comes after Google’s attempt at killing ad-blockers and further pushes people to switch to Mozilla’s Firefox. But it’s not like Microsoft is innocent in this matter. Microsoft has previously warned Windows users to avoid Google Chrome too and it even forced some users to use Bing on Google Chrome.