Can Chrome extensions be installed on Android? This question pops up all the time, both in our inbox and on the internet.
It is easy to install the extensions when you are using Google Chrome on the desktop. However, the same cannot be said when installing the extensions in Google Chrome for Android devices.
Many people think it is impossible to add Chrome Extensions to Google Chrome on Android devices. However, this is not true. And yes, It’s possible without rooting your device.
Unfortunately, it’s still not available on the official Chrome browser, which comes by default installed on Android smartphones. However, You can do this with some third party browser, like Kiwi Browser, Yandex Browser,
Install the Latest Version of Yandex Browser
As mentioned before, you will need to use a third-party browser on your mobile phone to install the Chrome extension. There are two browsers to consider, such as the ones listed below.
Yandex Browser was created by a Russian company called Yandex. It’s based on the open-source Chromium and using the technology of the Opera browser to speed up your browsing capabilities.
Follow the steps given below to install Chrome extensions on your Android device.
Step 1: Download and install Yandex browser
Open the PlayStore app on your mobile device, then look for Yandex Browser. Download the application, then install it afterward.
Step 2: Open Chrome Webstore
After you have completed the installation of the new browser on your phone, Visit the Chrome webstore and click on Go to full site from the menu.
Step 3: Search and Install extension
Search for the extensions that you want to download. When you’ve found the extensions you want, click “Add to Chrome” Yandex browser will download the file and install it on the browser right away.
Step 4: Access the installed extensionch
To see if the extension was installed successfully, go to Yandex’s settings and click on extensions. Here you will find a list of installed extensions.
Just like Yandex, Kiwi Browser is also an open-source Chromium-based browser and supports Chrome extensions on Android devices. The extension’s installation instructions are the same as the ones for Yandex Browser.
Please don’t expect that you will install all available extensions in the Chrome webstore, though. This is because there is a difference between browsers for PCs and browsers for smartphones.