How To Use Chrome Extensions On Android.
Google Chrome is built into Android. And this is the default browser that most people end up using. Chrome Desktop and Chrome Mobile are mostly identical, with minor restrictions on the mobile version. Their biggest limitation is Chrome Extensions. You can’t use Chrome extensions on mobile, and they don’t plan to enable them. But here’s a great way to use Chrome extensions on Android.
How to use Chrome extensions on Android
Now you cannot use Google Chrome to use Chrome extensions on Android. There is no direct way to do this. So, we need to use another browser that supports Chrome extensions. In this case, we will use the Kiwi Browser. Now we can also use Yandex Browser, but in fact it does not use extensions from the Chrome Store. In addition, Kiwi Browser is based on Chromium, so the look and feel is similar to Google Chrome.
1. Download the Kiwi Browser
Go to the Play Store to download the Kiwi Browser app. Make sure the Kiwi browser version is 73.0.03683.90 or higher. If you can’t find the same version of the app in the play store, you can download it from GitHub. Since Kiwi Browser is open source, you can also view the source on GitHub.
Read: 7 Best Chromium Browsers for Android
2. Download plugins
After you have downloaded Kiwi Browser, open your browser to download the extensions. To go to the extension page, click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner. From the drop-down menu, click Extensions.
3. Chrome Web Store
When the extensions page opens, you will have a blank interface. On this page you will find a hyperlink called “Kiwi Online Store”. However, this is the same Chrome Web Store from where you can download desktop extensions.
4. Extension management
Once you’ve downloaded the extension, you can see them on the extension page. From here, you can remove or disable extensions. Alternatively, you can also type chrome: // extensions in your browser to go to the extensions page.
However, some extensions are designed for use with the desktop. This way, you will not find that the extensions run like they do on your computer. But you can always go back to the main page, click on the three dots and use the extensions manually by clicking on them.
Another way to launch extensions is to go to the desktop site. For example, Keepa does not perform well in mobile mode, but when I switch to the desktop site, I can correctly see the Keepa section on the webpage.
What accessories work?
While the experience of using extensions on mobile may be different, you can always try the options. First, use Buster – Recaptcha solver, HTTPS Everywhere, Keepa Price Tracker, Grammarly, View Image Chrome Extensions. They seem to work well in Chrome Mobile and are essential. It would be really hard to expect developers to start building extensions specifically for Chrome Mobile, but you can always stay at TechWiser. We will update this article if we have something new for Kiwi Browser.
Let me know in the comments below if you are using a cool Chrome extension or have doubts about the Kiwi browser.
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