Opera browser has many features that can make your online life easier. It even allows you to use extensions from other browsers like Google Chrome. That’s possible because the recent builds of it are based on Chromium. So, if you want to install Chrome extension on the Opera browser then this guide will help you.
How to install Chrome extensions on Opera browser
Until now, the lack of extension support was one of the major reasons that deterred users from installing the Opera browser. However, with the recent changes introduced things are likely to change for good. So, let’s see how to install Chrome browser extensions on Opera browser.
- install the Install Chrome Extensions addon
- Open the Google Chrome Web Store in your Opera browser.
- Choose an extension.
- Hit the Add to Opera button.
- Click Install or manage other aspects of your extensions.
- Enjoy extensions for Chrome in Opera.
So, it doesn’t matter if you’ve set the Opera browser as your default browser or use it as a second browser. You can install any Chrome extension with ease.
To install extensions from the Google Chrome Store into Opera, you must first download and install the Install Chrome Extensions addon from the Opera Addons Store. Note – By adding this extension to your Opera browser, you can install extensions only. Themes are not supported.
Once installed, just open the Google Chrome Web Store in a new tab inside your Opera browser. For example, type Google Translate in the search bar to go to its download page.
There, next to the extension name you should see an Add to Opera button. Upon clicking this button, the extension should be installed in your browser.
If prompted with a message, ignore it and proceed further. Following the installation, you can manage other aspects of your extensions.
Hope it helps!
Which browsers can run Chrome extensions?
All Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge, Kiwi, Yandex, and Opera support extensions that are meant for Google Chrome. While most of the extensions or plugins borrowed from the Chrome Store will work fine, you’ll often have instances where these extensions work only partially or don’t work at all.
Read: Opera browser not opening or loading pages
Does Opera have extensions like Chrome?
The Opera browser already supports tools and built-in features to improve your online life. However, unlike Microsoft Edge Chromium which supports Chrome extensions outright, Opera requires a bit of work. You need to add an extension from the Opera Add-on Store that makes it possible to download and install Chrome extensions.
Is Opera a Chinese browser?
Opera browser was developed by a Norwegian multinational technology company that specializes in web browser development, fintech, as well as services such as Opera News and YoYo Games. In 2016 the company announced it had sold its browser, privacy and performance apps, and the Opera brand to Golden Brick Capital Private Equity Fund I Limited Partnership, a consortium of Chinese investors. After divesting itself of the Opera browser and brand, Opera Software ASA changed its name to Otello Corporation ASA.