Google Chrome is one of the best desktop browsers. It has many good features including Google integration which lets you sync your browsing history, bookmarks and even you can start from where you left across devices. But if you ask me, I would say its Extension support. Agreed that other top browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers also do support Extension, but then nobody does the way Google does. Being popular has its own advantages that are what makes Google even more popular. Google is used by so many people around the world that most developers now focus on Google Chrome to launch their extensions. Google’s Chrome store has more extensions that Mozilla and Opera combined. Google Chrome on the desktop can take full advantages of this feature, but for Android users, Extension support is still a dream. Extension support for Google Chrome on Android is still a most demanded feature, and Google is yet to listen to that.
If you are an Android user and looking for a trick to install Google Chrome extensions on Android phones, then you have come to the right place. In this article today you will learn how to install Google Chrome extensions on the Android browser.
Install Google Chrome Extensions on Android Smartphone
Google Chrome for Android doesn’t support extensions, but there are other browsers which run on chromium rendering engine – same as Google Chrome on desktop -, and you can install Google Chrome extensions on those browsers.
Also, it is worth mentioning here that both desktop and smartphone browser works differently and that is why few extensions might not work the way it does on a desktop computer.
Now, that being out of the way, let us see how to install Google Chrome extensions on Android smartphones.
Step-1. Open Play Store app on your phone and search ‘Yandex’ (without quotes) and install the browser.
Step-2. Open a tab on this browser and go to chrome.google.com/webstore. Or click on this link from your newly installed Yandex browser.
Step-3. You are in the Chrome web store. Now search for the extension you want to install. Then click on the ‘Add to Chrome‘ button. A pop-up will appear asking if you want to install the extension. Click on ‘Add Extension.‘
Congratulation, you have successfully installed Google Chrome Extension on the android browser.
Most of the extensions work exactly how they work on your computer.
What is Yandex Browser?
You must be wondering what Yandex browser is, here is your answer.
Yandex is like Google for Russia. Just like Google, Yandex also has many services. You have Yandex search engine, Yandex Mail, Yandex Map, Yandex Taxi and many more. Yandex Browser is one of its product, and it has more than 50 millions user on Android alone.
The Yandex browser is based on Chromium Rendering engine an open-sourced programme by Google. Google Chrome browser for desktop run on this technology. Even Microsoft is now launching a new Edge browser based on Chromium. Any way Yandex is a good and safe browser just like Google Chrome or Mozilla.
There you have it, a simple guide to install Google Chrome extensions on Android smartphone. I hope the guide was easy and simple to follow. If you have any doubts, you know how to reach us. Keep following Barcode Hero for more awesome articles like this one.