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 on the 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 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.

I love Chrome extensions. From correcting Grammar to get to extra discounts on various shopping websites, they do it all. When I came to know that they’re available on Edge browser as well now, I researched how to install Edge Chrome extensions.

In this article, we will see how to install Chrome extensions on Edge:

Install Chrome extensions on Edge browser

The Edge Chrome extensions serve a variety of purposes. They are instrumental, and everyone should know how to install Chrome extensions on Edge.

Follow this step by step instruction on installing Chrome extensions on Edge browser: 

  1. Open Edge browser and access the Chrome Web Store.
  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
  3. Click on the Allow extensions from other stores command button on the Edge alert pop-up window.
    Allow extensions from other stores Microsoft Edge
  4. Search for any Extension and Hit on the AddToChrome button.
    Grammarly for Chrome Extension Add to Chrome
  5. Hit on Add Extension for Chrome Extension to add on Microsoft Edge browser
    Add Grammarly for Chrome to Microsoft Edge
  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 it will run smoothly.

Install Microsoft Edge Extension on Chrome:

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

Microsoft Edge extension install on Chrome

It requires you to sign in to 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: Edge Chrome Extensions

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

I love playing around with the Edge Chrome extensions. There are so many of them that sometimes I fail to decide between them. All of them are equally useful and work without any issues. They make my work easier.

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 are your thoughts on the ability to install Chrome Extensions on the Edge Chromium browser? Do you find them useful?

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