If you didn’t know, the new Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium. The new browser will replace your old Microsoft Edge browser when you install it (potentially upgrade it).
It uses the same technology as Google Chrome but it’s Microsoft’s take on the web browser.
The experience will be different – but at its core, it will be very similar. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, you can simply head to the official website and get it installed.
In this article, we will be taking a look at how to install chrome extensions on Microsoft Edge.
Install Chrome Extensions On The New Microsoft Edge
For obvious reasons, it will be very similar and easy to how you do it on Google Chrome – but with an extra step. Hence, we put up this guide for you.
Here’s what you have to do to install the extension from Chrome Web Store:
1. Head to the browser menu and click on “Extensions” as shown in the image below.
2. Next, in order to be able to install extensions from the chrome web store, you will have to enable the support for it explicitly.
By default, you will not get the support for Chrome extensions but will be limited to Microsoft’s store of extensions – which is not actively maintained. So, it may not be a good idea to have old extensions installed.
So, on the next page, simply click on “Allow extensions from other stores“.
3. Once, you do that, simply head on to the chrome web store and select the extension you want to add. For instance, here, we go for the LastPass password manager.
As you can see in the image above, you get the option to “Add to Chrome“. Fret not, it won’t add it to Google Chrome (even if you have it installed) but instead, it will add the extension to your Microsoft Edge browser.
It is recommended to use chrome extensions from the web store instead of utilizing the Microsoft extension store just because it isn’t regularly maintained. We cannot be sure how the new Microsoft Edge will perform when compared to your favorite browser (like Firefox, Brave, Google Chrome, etc.) but it does the work while being a stock web browser for your Windows system.