Add an extension to Google Chrome: 13 steps (with images)

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Add an extension to Google Chrome: 13 steps (with images)
Add an extension to Google Chrome: 13 steps (with images)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to add a browser extension to Google Chrome for desktop computers. Chrome extensions are only available for the desktop versions of the Chrome browser and are not available on mobile browsers (i.e. iPhone and Android). Google Chrome only supports extensions that are officially approved and currently available on the official Chrome Web Store.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Installing extensions

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 1

Step 1. Open Google Chrome on your computer

It is a round red, green, yellow and blue app.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 2

Step 2. Go to the Google Chrome Store

You can find it at

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 3

Step #3. Click on the search bar

It's the white box at the top left of the page with "Store Search" in it.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 4

Step 4. Type in a search query

It must be related to the app you want to add to Google Chrome (e.g. 'adblocker').

  • You can also scroll down to see popular free extensions.
  • If you'd like to customize your search, you can check several items under the 'Featured' heading below the search bar (e.g. check For free to search only for free apps).
Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 5

Step 5. Press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return.

Doing this will search the Chrome web store for extensions related to your search terms.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 6

Step 6. Browse to an extension you want to install

Extensions are listed at the top of the page.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 7

Step 7. Click Add to Chrome

This button is to the right of an extension.

  • If you want to install a paid extension, this button will say something like Buy for [price].
Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 8

Step 8. Click Add Extension when prompted

You will see a new download for a moment at the bottom of the page, then a pop-up window will appear in the top right of the page indicating that the extension has been installed. You should see your extension's icon here.

Part 2 of 2: Changing extension settings

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 9

Step 1. Click on ⋮

It's in the top right corner of the browser window, far right of the address bar.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 10

Step #2. Go to More Tools

This option is at the bottom of the drop-down menu under the 'Search' option.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 11

Step #3. Click on Extensions

You'll see this in the submenu that appears on the left, just below the "Clear browsing data" option.

Add Extensions in Google Chrome Step 12

Step #4. Check out your list of extensions

This page lists every extension installed on Chrome. You can do a few things here:

  • Enable extensions in incognito mode - Click the checkbox to the left of 'Allow in incognito' under an extension to allow the extension to run in the browser's incognito windows.
  • Enable or disable extensions - If you don't want to remove an extension but don't want to use it for now, uncheck the box to the right of an extension's name.
  • Remove extensions - Click on the trash can opposite an extension on the far right side of the page.
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Step 5. Close the 'Extensions' tab when you are done

Your settings are saved.

Tips

  • You can right-click (or two-finger click) on an extension's icon in the address bar to view that extension's specific options. You can also click Remove from Chrome, to remove the extension from Chrome.
  • You can always open the extensions page directly by typing chrome://extensions in Chrome's address bar and then pressing ↵ Enter.

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