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How to install Chrome extensions on Chromium Edge

Yes, you can install Chrome Web Store extensions on the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, and here's how to do it.

Windows 10 has a new version of Microsoft Edge based on the Chromium rendering engine, and perhaps one of the best features is its support for Google Chrome extensions.

While it’s expected that developers will publish their extensions to the Microsoft Edge store, if you don’t want to wait, the new browser includes an option to install your favorite extensions directly from the Chrome Web Store. 

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to add Google Chrome extensions to the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge for Windows 10.

How to install Chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge

Although Edge include support for extensions from other stores, such as from the Chrome Web Store, you need to enable the feature before you can install extensions. Here’s how to do it:

Enabling Chrome extension support

To enable Chrome extension support on the Chromium Edge browser, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the main menu (threed-dotted) button in the top-right and select the Extensions option.

    Microsoft Edge, Chromium, extensions
    Microsoft Edge, Chromium, extensions
  3. Turn on the Allow extensions from other stores toggle switch.

    Enable Chrome extensions on Chromium Edge
    Enable Chrome extensions on Chromium Edge
  4. Click the Allow button.

After completing the steps, you can use the Chrome Web Store to install any extension you want.

Installing Chrome extension

To install an extension from the Chrome Web Store on Microsoft Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open the Chrome Web Store website.

  2. Search for the Chrome extension that you want to install on Microsoft Edge.

  3. Click the Add to Chrome button.

  4. Click the Add extension button.

    Installing Chrome extension on Chromium Edge
    Installing Chrome extension on Chromium Edge

Once you complete the steps, the extension should download and install automatically on the Chromium Edge browser just like in Google Chrome.