How to install extensions in Google Chrome ?

How to install extensions in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome extensions are mini software programs made for the purpose to enhance and improve the browsing experience for its users. They are built on web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML. Extension files can be downloaded as zipped into a single “.crx” package and users extract the file and install the extension. Chrome Developer Dashboard is distributing the Extensions and are published to the Chrome Web Store.

There are many useful extensions in Chrome Web Store, all you need to do is to download them, install them and add them to Chrome. Let's discuss how to install extension google chrome with easy steps. There are also third party distributors of these extensions but the only one authentic distributor is Chrome Web Store. You can follow the below mentioned steps to install an extension in Chrome.

  • Launch Chrome browser in your computer.
  • Go to the “Chrome Web Store”.
  • Search for the extension you want.
  • Click on the desired extension you want to add.
  • Click on “Add to Chrome”.

For some specific extensions, A box may appear with a list of the data that the enabled extension will be able to access.

  • Click on “Add extension” to allow the extension access to your data and install the extension.
  • Click on the icon of the extension (can be seen to the right of the address bar in Chrome).

Downloading extensions may not be allowed in schools or commercial places according to their policies.

Installing Chrome Extension using your smartphone.

  • Launch Chrome app in your phone.
  • Sign in to Chrome, If you haven’t already.
  • Browse the web for extensions and choose the one you’d like to add.
  • Tap on “Add to Desktop”.
  • A window will appear on the screen, tap again on “Add to Desktop”.
  • Now, open Chrome on your computer.
  • A message will appear on the screen saying “an extension was installed remotely”.
  • At times, it may appear like “see the permissions the extension needs”.
  • Click on “Enable extension” to allow permissions and use the extension.

How To Enable Extension in Google Chrome

You can download and Install an extension from third party websites also. It is not recommended but all you need to be concerned about that is the authenticity of that particular website. Following is the information about how to enable extension google chrome from the websites of other distributors.

  • Visit any of the third party distributor’s website.
  • Search and select desired extension.
  • Click on “Add to Chrome”.
  • Review the information and accept permissions.
  • Now, simply open a new tab in Chrome to complete installation.

It is recommended to use certified and trusted websites to download extensions.


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