Though Microsoft Edge Chromium has its own extension store, it is not as extensive as Google Chrome‘s web store. Fortunately, you can now add Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge Chromium. This way Microsoft has given a good reason to users to stay with Edge by opening a whole new world of possibilities.
So, in this tutorial, we are going to explain, how to install Google Chrome extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium. The process is quite simple and straightforward.
WARNING: The extensions from sources other than the Microsoft Store haven’t been tested for the Edge browser. So, might not be safe to install. And you might encounter bugs or performance issues.
So, we recommend you install only trusted extensions. Also, it will be a great idea to avoid unnecessary extensions. You may expect more improvements in the Edge browser in the future.
Adding Google Chrome Extensions to Microsoft Edge Chromium
We have divided the process of installing Chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge Chromium into two parts. The first part explains the process of enabling Google Chrome extensions. And second part describes the process of adding Chrome extensions to Edge. Let’s go through them one by one.
A) Enable Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium
Before we start to install Chrome Extensions to Microsoft Edge (Chromium), we need to allow extensions from other stores. So, follow these steps to allow installing Chrome Extensions in Edge.
Step 1: Go to Extensions Settings in Edge
First of all, open the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser on your PC. Next, click on the 3 dots icon on the top right corner and select Extensions.
Step 2: Allow Extensions from Other Stores
Next up, turn on the switch for “Allow extensions from other stores” located in the bottom left corner.
You will see a warning message about not verified extensions from third-party stores. Click Allow to enable access to Google Chrome extension store on Microsoft Edge Chromium browser.
B) Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser
You have now successfully enabled Chrome web store access on the Microsoft Edge browser. You can continue with installing your favorite Chrome extensions on the Microsoft Edge browser. Just follow these steps
Step 1: Go to Chrome Web Store in Edge
After enabling extensions from the third-party stores, open Chrome Web Store in Edge browser and search for your favorite extension. Then click on Add to Chrome button.
Step 2: Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge
After you click on Add to Chrome, you will see another pop-up for confirming your action. Simply, click on Add extension.
Finally, you will see a message after successfully adding the Chrome extension to the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser.
Use Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge Chromium
Above tutorial explained, how you can easily add or install Google Chrome extensions to the Microsoft Edge Chromium browser. As mentioned earlier, the process is simple and straightforward but you must be careful. Harmful or malicious extensions may spoil your browsing experience.
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