How to install extensions


First see if the Chrome Web Store is available in your location. Learn more about extensions.

Install extensions

  1. Visit the store at You can also reach it by clicking the Web Store icon icon in the “Apps” section of the New Tab page.
  2. Browse or search for the extension that you’d like to install.
  3. On the extension’s details page, click the Add to Chrome button.
  4. A dialogue appears, letting you know about the types of data that the extension will be able to access. Click Add in the dialogue to grant the extension access to the data described. Learn more about the different types of data that extensions may access.

The extension installs and loads automatically, so that you can start using it straight away.

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

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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.

Learn more about installing apps directly from a developer's website.