We recently reported that Microsoft has started releasing public preview builds of their new Microsoft Edge browser powered by Chromium on the Internet. They are releasing it under the Microsoft Edge Insider Program. Being powered by the same engine as Google Chrome is, it gives it an advantage to leveraging the use of the high volume of extensions available for Google Chrome. This adds up the richness of both quality and quantity of web browser extensions compatible with Microsoft Edge.
In this post, we will see how to get extensions from the Chrome Web Store on the new Microsoft Edge browser powered by the Chromium engine. It is worth noting that this tutorial will only work for the new Microsoft Edge browser only and not the traditional one that comes currently preinstalled with Windows 10.
Install Chrome extensions on Edge browser
To install and use a Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store on Microsoft Edge browser, follow these steps:
- Launch Edge browser
- Open the Chrome Web Store
- Search for the Chrome extension that you want to install on Edge
- You will see You can add extensions from the Chrome Web Store to Microsoft Edge notice at the top
- Click the Allow extensions from other stores button
- Finally, click the Add to Chrome button.
Microsoft Edge browser will install the Chrome extension.
First of all, you need to start by downloading the latest build of the new Microsoft Edge browser. Once you have it all set up, you need to open it and open the Chrome Web Store.
Look up for the extension that you need to download and select it. It will take you to the extension’s download page.
You will now see a banner on the top portion of the webpage that says, You can add extensions from the Chrome Web Store to Microsoft Edge.
Select the Allow extensions from other stores button.
Next select Add to Chrome to start downloading the extension.
It will download and install that extension all by itself.
In case, you do not get that You can add extensions from the Chrome Web Store to Microsoft Edge banner, you can select the 3 horizontal dots to access the drop-down menu on the top right corner and select Extensions.
It will open a new page where you can manage your extensions.
On the bottom left corner toggle the option for Allow extensions from other stores. Learn more to On.
Click on Allow for the prompt that you see and try getting the extension again.
I hope this helps.
- Tags: Edge