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Uninstall Extensions in the Chrome app on your Computer

Do you want to uninstall extensions from Google Chrome? Learn how to remove unwanted extensions from your browser.

Extensions help add capabilities that are not readily available in the browser. However, they consume memory while running in the background, and some also conflict with browser functionality, resulting in page loading issues or other errors.

In such a case, we can uninstall the extensions from the Chrome app. We can also temporarily turn off the extension if required.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to uninstall the browser extensions for Google Chrome.

Method 1: Remove Chrome Extensions under the Puzzle icon

We can easily uninstall the extensions from the toolbar menu under the Puzzle icon. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch your Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the Puzzle icon next to address omnibox.
    Chrome Extensions iconIt will now show the list of installed extensions.
  3. Click More vertical 3-dots icon to the right of the particular extension.
  4. Select the Remove from Chrome… option to uninstall.
    Remove from Chrome under Extensions icon
  5. Click the Remove button to complete the action.
    Remove command for Chrome Extension

This is undoubtedly the easiest way to uninstall Chrome extensions.

Method 2: Remove from the Extensions Manager screen

All the extensions installed on the browser app are available under the extensions manager page. We have more options to control the extensions from the extensions manager page, including the option to remove the extension. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Chrome browser on a computer.
  2. Click on the Menu vertical 3-dots icon and hover over the Extensions menu.
  3. Select the Manage Extensions sub-menu.
    Manage Extensions sub-menu in Chrome appIt will open the extensions manager window.
  4. Click on the Remove button correspond to extension that you want to uninstall.
    Remove command for Installed Extensions in Chrome app

The extensions shall be removed from the Chrome app and no longer appear in the toolbar or under the puzzle icon.

Bottom Line

We can temporarily disable the extension if you do not wish to remove it. We can toggle the switch to turn off an extension instead of removing it. The disable extensions will stay suspended without consuming any memory.

Disable Extensions in Chrome app

If you’re troubleshooting the browser for an issue, you can consider disabling all the extensions and turning on one after the other until you find the culprit. And remove the one that was causing the issue.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with 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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