For many users, extensions/plug-ins are the most important thing for a web browser. Google Chrome users have a long list of extensions which they love using on the desktop. However, there is no support for Chrome Extensions on Android devices which makes the mobile experience not as good as desktop.
However, that doesn’t mean that there is no way of using Chrome extensions on your Android device. In fact, there is a way and it works really well. To be able to do this, you have to use another browser called “Kiwi browser”. The Kiwi browser is based on Chromium open-source project so it performs very similar to Google Chrome.
How to install chrome extensions on Android
- Download the Kiwi browser and install it.
- After installing it, you will get a warning (like below). Just open Settings and tap on “Allow from this source”.
- After that, open the browser and search for the extension you want to install just like you do on your desktop. Tap on “Add to Chrome” and further tap on Ok. Now the extension will be installed.
- To find all your extensions, tap on the 3-dot menu on the top-right corner and open Extensions. Here, you can choose to remove the extension or disable it.
NB: Note that the extensions which are specifically made for the desktop version of Chrome will not work here. Apart from that, any and all extensions are supported.
I use a lot of extensions on my laptop so yeah, it was exciting to discover there was this cool browser. If you are one of those users who desperately needed extensions on your Android device, well now you can.