Apple collaborates for universal browser extensions

Apple is collaborating with Google, Mozilla and Microsoft to improve universal extensions dedicated to web browsers.

In June last year, Apple added support for WebExtension API in the macOS version of Safari. This API is a cross-platform technology to offer the same extension in different web browsers, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

As reported now by CNET, Apple, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft discussed at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) how they can make the web extension development process easier by reducing the differences between browsers. The idea is that these universal extensions run smoothly in Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Edge.

We aim to identify common ground, bring browsers into a common alignment, and chart a path for future evolution‚ÄúSaid the members of the group. This, of course, doesn’t mean that every web browser will be identical to the other, just that the companies involved want to create a standard for web extensions increasingly used by users.

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