14 Sep 2020

How to install Chrome extensions on Android?

Google Chrome extensions are really useful on a daily basis, they help us browse the internet, they block annoying advertisements and save us a lot of trouble. Sadly, there is no official support for Chrome Extensions on Android devices, and there are no plans on bringing one yet.

But what if I told you that there is a very simple way to use your favourite extension on your Android device without any crazy workarounds and tweaks?

That's right, all you need to do is download other browser (that supports chrome extensions) and follow steps written in here!

  1. Kiwi Browser,
  2. Yandex Browser,
  3. Mozilla Firefox


I will show you how to get Chrome extensions working on all of these browsers to make your web browsing experience way more fun!

Kiwi Browser:

Kiwi is a lightweight browser built on top of Chromium (used by Google Chrome). It's very similar to Chrome in both look and functionality. It lets the user install Chrome extensions easily, and a lot of extension are actually supported, with is a big plus! 

  1. Go to the Google Play Store and download Kiwi Browser.   Install Kiwi Browser
  2. After installation, open Kiwi Browser and enter chrome://extensions in the URL field. 
    Open Kiwi Browser Enter chrome://extensions in url bar
  3. Now enable developer mode. Turn on Developer mode
  4. Go to settings. Go to settings
  5. Enter site settings and choose Desktop Mode.   
    Enter site settings Choose Desktop Mode
  6. Turn on Desktop Mode. turn on desktop mode
  7. Go to chrome.google.com/webstore.  Go to chrome.google.com/webstore
  8. Choose any extension you would like to add. Choose an app you would like to add
  9. Click on the Add to chrome button and confirm your choice. 
    Click add to chrome Confirm your choice
  10. That's all! Your extension is installed on your android device!

For Yandex:

Yandex is a simple browser made by Russians. It's really easy to navigate, and it supports Chrome extensions, so that's exactly what we are looking for. Instructions are quite easy, but the support for extensions is way smaller that in Kiwi, however, it's still not a bad choice to use Yandex. 

  1. Install Yandex and open it. 
    Install Yandex Open Yandex
  2. Go to chrome.google.com/webstore.  Go to chrome.google.com/webstore

  3. Choose a extension you would like to install. Find a desired extension

  4. Click on Add to chrome and confirm. 

    Click Add to chrome Confirm your choice
  5. Great! You've installed a chrome extension on Yandex.

For Mozilla:

Mozilla Firefox is well known for its desktop version. It's fast, reliable and intuitive to use

Sadly, from the 80.1.3 version you are unable to install chrome extensions on Mozilla android application, and you should look for other methods.

Be aware that due to the limitations of android web browsers, some extensions might not work at all!

By Maciej Oliwa on 14 Sep 2020


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