Jihye Eom

We are excited to announce a new update to the Azure DevOps Test and Feedback extension! This update brings essential implementation changes, upgrading from manifest version 2 to version 3. Following Google’s announcement of their Manifest V2 deprecation schedule, we have been actively working on our implementation of Manifest V3. While the extension’s core features remain the same, this behind-the-scenes update enhances the extension’s security and performance.

🔬 What is Test & Feedback Extension

If you are new to the Test and Feedback Extension, we invite you to try it out! Testing should no longer be limited to testers. With shorter agile release cycles, teams need to quickly identify issues and enhance product quality.

You can leverage our extension to improve your development cycle by involving every team member in the testing lifecycle. From product owners to developers, testers, UX designers, and others, everyone can test their web apps and provide feedback directly from the browser on any platform: Windows, Mac, or Linux. Teams can drive quality in three easy steps: capture, create, and collaborate.

Find the extension that works for your browser in our Visual Studio Marketplace.

💡 What is New: Migration to Manifest Version 3

For those already familiar with our extension, rest assured that all the features you rely on remain intact. This latest update involves migrating the extension from manifest version 2 to version 3, bringing improved security and performance for a smoother experience. This change does not affect the functionality you are accustomed to; all existing features will continue to work seamlessly.

Key Benefits of the Update

  • Enhanced Security: The update to Manifest version 3 introduces advanced security measures, providing better protection for your data and ensuring a safer testing experience.
  • Improved Performance: Benefit from more efficient and reliable performance, ensuring smoother and more seamless testing and feedback processes.
  • Seamless Transition: All existing features remain intact, allowing you to continue using the extension without any disruptions or changes to your workflow.

Supported Browsers Update

Please note that Firefox is no longer supported. This decision was made as part of our Manifest V3 upgrade, where Firefox support was deprioritized due to low usage and known issues.

🚀 How to Update Your Browser Extension

The updated extension will gradually roll out to both Chrome and Edge browsers in the coming weeks. We will monitor performance and feedback to ensure a smooth transition, and then expand the rollout based on the results.

Updating to the latest version of the Azure DevOps Test and Feedback extension is quick and easy. Follow these steps to ensure you are using the most secure and efficient version:

For Chrome Users:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  3. Go to “More tools” > “Extensions.
  4. Find the Test & Feedback extension.
  5. Click “Update,” if available.

For Edge Users:

  1. Open Edge.
  2. Click the three dots in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select “Extensions.”
  4. Find the Test & Feedback extension.
  5. Click “Update,” if available.

🦻 Share Your Feedback

We value your input. If you encounter any issues or have feedback about the new update, please email us directly or reach out to our support team. Happy testing!