Install and manage extensions

You can customise Chrome and add features and functionality by adding extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

Install an extension

  1. Open the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Find and select the extension that you want.
  3. Click Add to Chrome.
  4. Some extensions will let you know if they need certain permissions or data. To approve, click Add extension.

To use the extension, click the icon to the right of the address bar.

If you’re using a computer through your work or school, your organisation might block some extensions.

Install an extension using your phone
  1. On your phone, open the Chrome app Chrome and sign in to Chrome.
  2. Find the extension that you want.
  3. Tap Add to Desktop.
  4. Confirm by tapping Add to Desktop.

The next time that you open Chrome on your computer, you’ll see a message that the extension was installed. If the extension needs some permissions, you'll be asked. To approve, click Enable extension.

Install an extension from another website
  1. On the developer's website, click Add to Chrome. You should only add extensions from trusted websites.
  2. Review and accept permissions.
  3. Open a new tab to complete installation.

If you’re an administrator, you can specify URLs that are allowed to directly install extensions, apps and themes. Learn more about the ExtensionInstallSources policy.

Install an extension as part of a Windows or Mac application

Sometimes, when you install an application on Windows or Mac, it also installs a Chrome extension. The next time that you open Chrome:

  • To grant permissions and use the extension, click Enable.
  • To delete the extension, click Remove

Uninstall an extension

To the right of your address bar, look for the extension's icon. Right-click the icon and select Remove from Chrome.

If you don't see the extension's icon:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  3. Click Remove on the extension that you want removed
  4. Confirm by clicking Remove.

Manage your extensions

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
  3. Make your changes:
    • Turn on/off: Turn the extension on or off.
    • Allow incognito: On the extension, click Details. Turn on Allow in incognito.
    • Fix corruptions: Find a corrupted extension and click Repair. Confirm by clicking Repair extension.
Use the same extensions on any computer

To use your extensions on any computer, sign in to Chrome.

Arrange extensions on your toolbar

To the right of your address bar, look for your extensions' icons.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Drag the extension's icon to its new place.

Hide extensions

  • To hide extensions, click the right side of your address bar and drag it to the right.
  • To hide individual extensions, right-click the icon and select Hide in Chrome Menu.
  • To see your hidden extensions, click More More.

Show extensions

  • To show extensions that you've hidden, click the right side of your address bar and drag it to the left.
  • To bring hidden extensions back to your toolbar, click More More. Right-click the extension's icon, and select Keep in toolbar.
    • Some extensions don't have this option.
Remove possible malware

If you repaired an extension but it's still corrupted, a suspicious program might be changing this extension's files.

  1. On Windows computers, run the Chrome Clean-Up Tool.
  2. On Windows, Mac or Linux computers, run an antivirus or anti-malware software. Remove any software programs that may be affecting Chrome.
  3. On all computers, repair the extension:
    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top-right, click More More and then More tools and then Extensions.
    3. Find a corrupted extension and click Repair. Confirm by clicking Repair.
  4. If this doesn't work, visit the Chrome Help Forum and share your situation with us.
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