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Can I install Extensions on Phone browsers? (Experimental)

Are you trying to install the browser extensions on your smartphone? We have tested a few phone browsers to verify the add-on support.

Chromium-based browsers are extensible, which means they support using third-party add-ons. However, these extensions are intended to support computer-based browsers only.

You cannot install the extension on a phone browser. However, a few smartphone browsers, such as Kiwi and Yandex, have enabled the support to install extensions from the Chrome Web Store.

In this experimental guide, we tested the add-on compatibility on different Chromium-based browsers.

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Is it possible to install Chrome Extensions on Android Browser? (Experimental)

Install Chrome Extensions on Phone Browser

We have followed same steps are the same as mentioned below to test different browsers.

  1. Open the Chromium-based browser on your smartphone.
    The list of browsers is mentioned in the next section.
  2. Visit the Chrome web store on that browser.
  3. Open any Extensions details page.
  4. Tap the Add to Chrome button to install the extension.

The selected extension will be added to the browser.

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Note: If you can view the Chrome web store extension details page on your Chromium-based phone browser, it means you can install the extensions on the phone browser.

Install Extensions on Phone – Experiment Results

Using the steps mentioned above, we have tried to install the extensions on different smartphone browsers. Here are the test results:

  • Google Chrome — Unable to install extensions
  • Mozilla Firefox — Not a Chromium-based browser
  • Microsoft Edge — Unable to install extensions
  • Opera Browser — Unable to install extensions
  • Kiwi Browser — Able to install extensions
  • Yandex Browser — Able to install extensions
Install Chrome Extensions on Kiwi Browser

Above is the screengrab of the Kiwi browser installing Chrome extensions on mobile devices.

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Note: Not all extensions are compatible on the mobile device. You may encounter a few heavy extensions that aren’t supported on smartphone devices.

Bottom Line

With the above trial, we learned that not all mobile or phone browsers are compatible with installing extensions. Very few small-screen browsers (like Kiwi and Yandex) support extensions.

If you would like to check any other browser apart from the mentioned, then please follow the steps and let us know how it went.

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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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