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Microsoft adding built-in Adblock Plus to Edge web browser on Android and iOS

Published 6/25/2018 by IanDorfman

Mobile web browsers may not be what Microsoft is known for, but the company is releasing an update to the mobile version of its Edge browser that enables ad blocking functionality by default.

For beta testers, version 42 of the Android and iOS versions of the Small Microsoft Edge iconMicrosoft Edge web browser now have built-in support for the Adblock Plus content blocker.

As reported by Tom Warren at The Verge, this Adblock Plus integration is a much more encompassing ad blocking solution in comparison to the Android version of Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome's built-in ad blocker. It's also active on both non-private and private browsing sessions, unlike the Android release of Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox.

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