How to install items from a developer's website

There may be some apps, extensions or themes that can be installed directly from the developer's website instead of from the Chrome Web Store, based on each developer's decision.

Developers who enable this feature on their website will have an Add to Chrome button similar to the one you find in the Chrome Web Store.

Install and launch apps from a developer's website

  • Click on the Add to Chrome button to install the app, extension or theme.
  • Apps: You'll 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.
  • Extensions and Themes: These will follow the same installation process as from within the Chrome Web Store. Learn more about installing extensions and installing themes.