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Install Chrome Web Store Extensions in Edge browser

Microsoft Edge is built on the Chromium project, which is compatible with the Chrome Web Store. Hence, we can add any Chrome extensions to the browser.

All you need is to allow the Chrome extensions support, search for the extension you wish to add, and proceed to ‘Add Extension’ command.

Install the Chrome Extensions in the Edge browser

The Edge browser has its own add-ons store; however, it’s built on the Chromium, enabling it to install the Chrome extensions as well. Here are the steps to follow:

  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 browserThe Extension will be automatically downloaded and installed on Microsoft Edge Browser.

You can visit the Edge extensions page to manage the installed extensions. Similarly, you can install any Chrome extension without any issues, and it will run smoothly.

Install Edge Add-ons in Chrome browser

Technically, Microsoft Edge add-ons are compatible with the Google Chrome browser; however, Microsoft restricts the ability to download.

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 Edge browser without any issues.

More than 98% of Edge Add-ons are already on Chrome Web Store. Hence, there is no need for another web store for the Chrome browser.

We already have the list of extensions that you should have on your Edge browser:

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

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

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