Install and uninstall apps

Web-based apps are programs that work within a browser to let you do things like create documents, edit photos, and listen to music. You’ll find a wide selection of apps in the Google Chrome Web Store that you can add to Google Chrome. Installing an app takes just a couple clicks. Learn more about apps.

Install an app

To add an app, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Find an app you want to install. You can browse the different categories or search for it using the search box.
  3. Click the app.
  4. On the app’s detail page, you’ll see one of the following buttons:
    • Add to Chrome or Free. This button means the app is free.
    • Buy for [price]. This button means the app costs money. Sometimes, you'll also see a Try Now button. These apps offer a free trial. Learn more about buying apps and free trials.
  5. Click the button to install the app.

You’ll find the installed app by clicking the Apps icon in the upper-left corner of the bookmarks bar on Chrome. If you have App Launcher in your Task Bar (Windows) or Dock (Mac), you’ll also find it in there. Learn more about the App Launcher.

Using a Chromebook at work or school? Your network administrator might block certain apps, in which case you won't be able to install them. Learn about using a managed Chromebook.

Uninstall an app

To remove an app from Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. On the top left corner of your bookmarks bar, click the Apps button chrome app launcher. Don't see this icon? Right-click (or Control+click on a Mac) the bookmarks bar and select Show App Shortcut.
  2. Right-click the app you want to remove.
  3. Select Remove from Chrome.
  4. A window will appear asking if you want to remove the app. Click Remove.

Keep track of your apps

To see a list of all the apps you've installed, including ones you’ve removed or canceled, go to Your Apps on the Chrome Web Store:

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Sign in if you haven’t already.
  3. Next to your email address, click the gear icon .
  4. Select Your Apps.

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