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Install, Use, and Manage Extensions

How to Install, Use, and Manage Extensions in Google Chrome

Acess the Chrome Web Store

Extensions are small programs that you can add to Chrome to add extra features.

  1. Click the Customize and Control Google Chrome menu button.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
    Access the Chrome Web Store
  4. Click the Main Menu button.
    Access the Chrome Web Store
  5. Click the Open Chrome Web Store link.
    Access the Chrome Web Store

The web store lets you browse extensions from a large number of developers.

Browse Extensions

  1. Use the Search field to search for an extension.
    Browse Extensions

OR

  1. Click the Categories menu arrow.
  2. Select a category.
    Borwse Extensions

Add an Extension

  1. Click an extension's thumbnail.
    Add an Extension
  2. On an extension's page, you can read an overview of what the extension does, read user reviews, and browse other related extensions.

  3. Click the Add to Chrome button.
    Add an Extension
  4. Review the extension's requests for data, then click Add extension.
    Add an Extension

The extension is downloaded and added to Chrome. Once it's ready, a popup will appear to let you know.

Use an Extension

A new Extensions button will also appear on the ribbon, giving you quick access to the extensions you've installed.

  1. Click the Extensions button on the toolbar.
  2. Click an extension's name.
    Use an Extension

Manage Extensions

Once you've installed some extensions, you can toggle them on or off, and remove the ones you don't need, from the Extensions page we viewed earlier.

  1. Click the Extensions button on the toolbar.
  2. Select Manage extensions.
    Manage Extensions
  3. Click an extension's toggle switch to turn it on or off.
  4. Click an extension's Remove button.
    Manage Extensions
  5. Click Remove to confirm.
    Access the Chrome Web Store