You can now install Chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge Chromium for PC Windows 10 and laptop. The Edge Chromium browser is the first major product Microsoft has released in the year 2020. You can download the full version here.
One of the many improvements that are part of the experience in the revamped tool is the capability to use Google Chrome extensions in the Microsoft Edge web browser. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use this feature.
The new version of Microsoft Edge is based on the Chromium rendering engine. This is good news because having the same design language used in Chrome has now made it possible to install Google Chrome extensions on the default browser for Windows 10.
With time, developers will launch their extensions customized for the Edge browser, but if you can’t wait that long, the 2020 version has an option that allows users to install extensions directly from the Chrome Web Store.
In the following tutorial, we will walk you through the steps required to add Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 computers.
How To Install Google Chrome Extensions On Microsoft Edge Chromium:
Edge Chromium for Windows 10 contains a feature that supports extensions from other stores, including the Chrome Web Store. Here is how to enable the feature to install extensions on your browser:
Enable Support For Chrome Extensions
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Step 2: Click on the three-dotted icon on the top-right corner.
Step 3: Select the Extensions option.
Step 4: Now turn the Allow extensions from other stores toggle switch to ON position, if it’s disabled.
Step 5: Now hit the Allow button.
That’s it. You have set up the Edge Chromium to install any extension from other sources.
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Steps To Install Chrome Extension
Step 1: Go to Chrome Web Store.
Step 2: Search the desired extensions that you want to install on the Edge Chromium.
Step 3: On the extension’s install page, hit the Add to Chrome button.
Step 4: Now click the Add extension button.
Step 5: All done.
Once you’re done performing all the steps, the Chromium Edge browser should automatically download and install the extension.