For many users, extensions are the most important thing in a web browser. Google Chrome users have a long list of extensions that they like to use on their desktop. However, Chrome Extensions on Android devices is not supported, which makes the mobile experience less pleasant than that of a desktop computer. For a long time, the user community has requested extension support on Android, but to no avail. However, this does not mean that there is no way to use Chrome extensions on your Android device. In fact, there is a way and it works really well. So if you want to use the extensions Google Chrome on your Android device, here’s how to install Chrome extensions on Android.
Install Chrome extensions on Android
Before you begin, note that Chrome on Android does not support extensions. For this to work, we will be using a third party browser called “Kiwi Browser” . The Kiwi browser is based on the open-source Chromium project and uses its Blink rendering engine which also powers Google Chrome. So it looks and works very similar to Google Chrome. Also, it’s an open-source browser and doesn’t have any kind of background tracking.
1. Download the Kiwi browser APK from here and install it. You might get a warning since you are loading a third-party application. Just open the settings and click on “Allow from this source”.
2. Then open the browser and find the extension you want to install just like you do on your desktop. Tap “Add to Chrome,” then tap OK. Now the extension will be installed.
3. To find all your extensions, tap the 3 dot menu in the top right corner and open Extensions . Here you can choose to remove the extension or disable it.
As you can see, we were able to install and use extensions on our Android device without any issues. Note that extensions specifically designed for the desktop version of Chrome will not work here. Other than that, all extensions are supported.
Chrome extensions on Android are magic
So it’s something really cool that dramatically improves the web experience on mobile. I use a lot of extensions on my PC so this is very exciting for me. If you are one of those users who desperately need extensions on your Android device, now you can. Use this method to install extensions and let us know what you think about Chrome extensions on Android by writing in the comments section below.