How to buy an app

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What you’ll need

  • A Google Account. Don’t have an account? Create one in minutes. A Google Account gives you a single username and password that you can use to access Google products and services, including Google Wallet.
  • A Google Wallet account. If you don’t have a Google Wallet account linked to your Google Account, you’ll be prompted to sign up for one when buying an app.
  • A credit card: You can use American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or Visa Electron to make a purchase.

If you see the message “Uses in-app payments," this means that you may need to make a purchase after you install it from the store. Learn more about in-app payments.

Steps to buy and install an app with Google Wallet

  1. Visit the store at http://chrome.google.com/webstore. You can also reach it by clicking the Web Store icon icon in the “Apps” section of the New Tab page.
  2. Make sure you’re signed in to the Google Account you’d like to use to make your purchase, by looking at the email address at the top corner of the page. Don’t see an email address? Click the Sign in link.
  3. Browse or search for the app you’d like to install.
  4. Paid apps show a Buy for [price] button on their details page. Click the button and follow the instructions on the screen to complete your purchase using Google Wallet.

    If you’ve previously installed a free trial of the app, you’ll see the Buy upgrade button instead. Click the button to buy the full version of the app.

  5. Once you've purchased the app, click the Launch app button on the app's details page.
  6. You'll also see a prompt that points you to the new tab icon at the top of the browser window to open the New Tab page. To use the app later, go to the Apps section in the New Tab page and click on the app icon. You'll receive an email receipt from Google Wallet for your order.

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

Having trouble with your purchase?
Google Wallet payment methods and charges

After installation

  • Find and open your apps in a few different ways. Learn more about how to open apps.
  • Sync your apps to save your apps to your Google Account. This way, you can easily access them no matter what computer you’re using. Learn more about sync
  • Uninstall an app: Open up a New Tab page and go to the Apps section. Drag the app into the "Remove from Chrome" button at the lower right corner. You can also right-click on the app and select Remove from Chrome. Learn more about how to uninstall apps.

Anyone can upload items to the Chrome Web Store, so you should only install items created by people you trust. Check the item’s ratings and reviews to determine if it’s trustworthy.

Cancellation policy

  • You have 30 minutes to cancel your purchase. This 30-minute cancellation window begins as soon as your credit card is authorized for the purchase in Google Wallet. Your credit card won’t actually be charged until after the cancellation window expires. If you become unsatisfied with the app after 30 minutes, you can contact the developer through Google Wallet to ask about the app's refund policy.
  • If you decide to buy the app a second time, you won't be able to cancel your purchase. The sale is final and your credit card will be charged.
  • This 30-minute cancellation window is only available if you pay for the app using Google Wallet. If you didn’t pay for the app through Google Wallet, please contact the developer directly for refund information.

See more details about cancelling purchases