Add and open Chrome apps

You can add and open apps from the Chrome Web Store.

Note: Some apps in the Chrome Web Store are only supported on Chromebooks, and won't work on Windows, Mac or Linux.

Add an app:

Add an app from the Chrome Web Store
  1. Open the  Chrome Web Store.
  2. Search or browse for the app you want. 
  3. Click Add to Chrome.
Add a website as an app
For Windows, Linux and Chromebook users, you can add a website on the Internet as an app in Chrome.
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the website that you want to add as an app.
  3. At the top-right, click More More.
  4. Click More Tools.
  5. Add the app:
    • Windows users: Click Add to taskbar.
    • Linux users: Click Add to desktop
    • Chromebook users: Click Add to shelf.

Open an app

Open an app
  1. Open Chrome.
  2. In the address bar at the top, type chrome://apps.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Click the app that you want to open.

Right-click an app to open it in a regular or pinned tab, full screen or new window.

Open apps in other browsers

An app can be opened in another browser if the URL starts with http://. To open the app, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Open the app and confirm the URL
  3. Copy and paste it into the address bar of another browser to open.
Open an app on a Chromebook

To see and open your apps on your Chromebook, click the Launcher Launcher.

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