If you use Google Chrome on your desktop, you probably cannot imagine browsing the Internet without the helpful Chrome extensions that come along with the browser. There are tons of extensions that you can download from the Chrome Web Store. Unfortunately, Google Chrome does not offer extensions along with its Android browser. However, there are a few workarounds to this issue. In this article, we bring you the top simple ways to use Chrome extensions on an Android mobile browser.
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Use Chrome extensions on your Android mobile using Kiwi Browser
While you may not be able to use extensions on Google Chrome for Android, there are several Chromium-based browsers that offer that feature. A Chromium-based browser makes use of the open-source code for Chrome listed publicly by Google. This means that a Chromium browser will function like Chrome and may provide some additional features of its own. Kiwi Browser is one of the top-rated Chromium-based browsers for Android and lets its users use extensions on its platform. Here’s how you can use it.
Step 1: Install the Kiwi Browser on your Android smartphone from the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Open the browser, tap the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the screen, and select Extensions.
Step 3: Make sure the toggle bar for ‘Developer Mode’ is turned on. Tap on ‘+ (from store)’. You will be redirected to the Chrome Web Store. You can also type and enter https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions to go to the Chrome Web Store Directly.
Step 4: Once you’re at the Chrome Web Store, search for the Extension you want to use. Enter the name of the Extension in the search box at the top right part of the window.
Step 5: Tap on the Extension you want and select ‘Add to Chrome’. You will be asked to confirm your choice. Tap OK.
Your extension will be installed and can be managed from the Extensions tab in the menu.
Get Chrome Extensions on your Android mobile using Yandex Browser
Yandex is another popular Chromium-based Android browser that allows you to use Chrome Extensions. The process to use extensions on Yandex is similar to Kiwi’s. The only difference is that Yandex does not have a dedicated Extensions tab in its menu like Kiwi. So, to download an extension you will need to type https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions in the address bar. Everything else is similar to the process mentioned above.
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These are the top simple ways to use Chrome extensions on an Android mobile browser. You can download Adblock to have an ad-less web browsing experience on your mobile browser. Adblock also works on YouTube as well, so you will not need to subscribe to YouTube Premium to get rid of the annoying ads. If any of these methods worked out for you, let us know in the comments!