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Install Chrome Extensions on Edge browser

Are you looking to install extensions on your Microsoft Edge? Learn how to install the Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

Chrome extensions are beneficial and extensible to add or enhance existing features in the browser.

Fortunately, you can add any Chrome extensions in the Edge Browser. All you need is to allow the extensions support, search for the extension you wish to add, and hit the Add Extension command.

Please note that you cannot add the Edge extensions in the Chrome Browser.

Install Chrome Extensions on Edge browser

A few years ago, Microsoft embraced the Chromium project as part of the Microsoft Edge browser development. Opera browser had already joined the Chromium project, and Kiwi and Brave browsers are built since the start. This makes the Chromium open-source project highly valuable.

Since the Microsoft Edge browser is built over Chromium, installing the Chrome extensions is now fully functional.

If you are not aware, the Chrome Web Store has thousands of browser extensions to unlock features and fulfill every user’s need.

On this page, you can find and jump to:

Chrome Extensions on Edge

Here are the steps to install Chrome Extensions on Edge browser: 

  1. Launch the Edge browser and access the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Search for extensions, and click to open the installation page.
  3. Hit on the Get Extensions button on the banner within the Edge browser on Chrome Web Store.
    Get Chrome WebStore Extension on Edge browser
  4. Click the Allow command button on the Edge alert pop-up window.
    Allow extensions for other stores on Microsoft Edge browser
    The Extension will be automatically downloaded and installed on Microsoft Edge Browser.

That’s it. We have successfully installed the Chrome Web Store extension on the Microsoft Edge browser.

Similarly, you can install any Chrome extension on Microsoft Edge without any issues, and it will run smoothly.

Install Edge Extension on Chrome

Technically, Microsoft Store Edge extensions are compatible with the Google Chrome browser; however, Microsoft restricts the ability to download the extension.

It displays the banner to download Microsoft Edge to use the Edge extensions.

Installing Edge Add-ons disabled on Google Chrome browser

This limits the Edge extension to install only on the Microsoft Edge browser.

Bottom Line

There are thousands of Chrome extensions that you can play around with and install on the Microsoft Edge browser without any issues.

I also think that 99% of Edge Add-ons are already on Chrome Web Store. Hence, there is no need for another web store for the Chrome browser.

What are your thoughts on the ability to install Chrome Extensions on the Edge Chromium browser?


How to Install Chrome Extension on Edge Browser?

Launch Chrome Web Store in Edge Browser and grant all the permissions to install the Chrome Extension on Edge Browser. Now, search for the Extension you wish to add, then click the Add Extension command to install the extension.

How to add Edge Extension on Chrome Browser?

Microsoft Edge extensions page requires you to sign in with Microsoft account as a User profile. Since you cannot sign in with Microsoft account in Google’s Chrome browser, it won’t allow adding the Edge Extension on Chrome Browser.

Can I use the Chrome Extension on Edge Browser?

Yes, installing the Chrome Extensions in the Edge Browser is possible. Perhaps, it allows all the Chrome extensions available.

Can you install Chrome extensions on the Edge browser?

Yes, you can install Chrome extensions on the Edge browser using a feature called “Extensions from other stores.”

Is there a specific web store for Edge where I can find Chrome extensions?

No, you can directly access the Chrome Web Store when using Edge. Browse the Chrome Web Store and add extensions to Edge without any additional stores.

Are all Chrome extensions compatible with the Edge browser?

While most Chrome extensions work on Edge, some might not function correctly due to differences in browser architecture. It’s recommended to test the extension’s compatibility after installation.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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