Microsoft Will Bake Ad-Blocking Right Into Its Edge Browser


On the first day of its Build developer conference, Microsoft confirmed that it will bring ad-blocking capabilities into its Edge browser. The feature will be available in the next version of Edge, along with support for extensions — which it included in a preview build earlier this month — an integrated Bing translator as well as a list of previously visited pages you can navigate to from a menu tied to the back button. That will make Edge one of the few desktop browsers that natively supports ad-blocking: Opera’s latest developer edition and former Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich’s Brave also…

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