How to Install Chrome Extensions on Edge Browser?

Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are built based on the Chromium project. Hence, it's possible to install the Chrome Extensions on Edge and vice versa.

Microsoft has embraced the Chromium project as part of the Microsoft Edge browser development. It’s not the first time that some third-party browser has jumped in Chromium bandwagon. Earlier, Opera has also joined the chromium project along with Kiwi and Brave browser. This makes the Chromium open-source project highly valuable.

Since the Microsoft Edge browser is built over the Chromium, hence, it’s possible to install the Google Chrome extensions without any issues. Chrome Web Store has thousands of extensions to unlock features and fulfill the need of every user.

Steps to install Chrome extensions on Edge browser

Follow this step by step instruction on installing Chrome extensions on the Edge browser.

Step 1: Open Edge browser and access the Chrome Web Store

Step 2: Hit on Allow extensions from other stores on the banner within Edge browser on Chrome Web Store

Edge Browser Allow extensions from other stores

Step 3: Click on [Allow] command button on the Edge alert pop-up window

Allow extensions from other stores Microsoft Edge

Step 4: Search for any Extension and Hit on [Add to Chrome] button

Grammarly for Chrome Extension Add to Chrome

Step 5: Hit on [Add Extension] for Chrome Extension to add on Microsoft Edge browser

Add Grammarly for Chrome to Microsoft Edge

Step 6: The Chrome Extension will be automatically downloaded and installed on Microsoft Edge Browser

Grammarly for Chrome installed on Microsoft Edge

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

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

Install Microsoft Edge Extension on Chrome:

Technically – yes, it’s possible to install the Microsoft Store Edge extensions on Google Chrome browser, however, Microsoft limits the ability to download the extension.

Microsoft Edge extension install on Chrome

It requires you to sign in the Microsoft account on the device (Google Chrome as User), which is not possible. Hence, 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 and install the Microsoft Edge browser without any issues.

I also think that 99% of Microsoft Store extensions are already on Chrome. Hence, there is no need for another web store for the Chrome browser. What is your thought on this?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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