How to Install and Use Google Chrome Extensions on Android

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Just as you’re aware, Chrome is a powerful browser and arguably the most secure of the range. However, everything aside, a big plus is its huge library of extensions, which takes its capabilities a lot further. Be it saving notes, tracking productivity or editing screenshots on the go, you’ve got an extension for every need. They simply add a lot of functionality to the browser and let you customize your experience. So, if you aren’t using them for your daily browsing, you’re seriously missing a thing in your life.

Having said that, we find it regrettable that Google hasn’t added auxiliary support for Chrome web store for its Android browser yet. And, turns out, it has no plans of introducing it anytime in the future.

But, what if we tell you that there’s a way you can have all those high-performing extensions on your Android browser? What if we tell you that you can do more with your browser while surfing on your smartphone?

Flummoxed? Okay, let us explain.

We’ve discussed a method of installing Google Chrome extensions on the Android in this tutorial, which is clean and very reliable. No, it doesn’t involve any tweak or jailbreak, but the use of a different browser altogether. We’re sure you’ll love it. Read it now.

Chrome Extensions on Android

How to Install Chrome Extensions on Android?

This method discusses the use of Yandex, a browser that accepts add-on installation from Chrome Web Store. Here’s how you can use it to install extensions and leverage your Android experience.

  1. Go to Google Play Store and install Yandex Browser.
  2. Navigate to the URL box and open chrome.google.com/webstore.
  3. Now, search for the extension you want to install and click ‘Add to Chrome’ on the top right corner of the dialogue box.
  4. The extension will now be added to Yandex.
  5. To look for the extensions you’ve downloaded, go to the Settings tab of your browser.

Yandex Not Supporting An Extension? Here’s What You Can Do

There could be times when Yandex declines to support an extension. This is possibly because of the smartphone web limitations. In such a scenario, try downloading any other extension of similar functionality. Chrome maintains a vast library of extensions, the biggest of the bandwagon, so finding another extension will not be a problem.

This is all we have for this guide. We really hope it helps and takes you through the task. For any query, support or feedback, drop a line to us in the comment section below.

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