How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft rolled out early builds of its new Chromium-powered Edge browser. The rejuvenated Microsoft Edge improves browsing, reliability, and extension support. You can grab an early developer build of the new browser from Canary and Developer builds on Microsoft’s new Edge Insider site.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Edge’s Chrome extension support is the most interesting new feature. It allows you to install existing Chrome extensions in the browser, making it possible for users to switch to Edge without giving up their favorite extensions. If you want to try out the new Microsoft Edge while still keeping your Chrome extensions, here’s how you can install them in the browser.

Install Microsoft Edge

Before installing Chrome extensions on Edge, you need to install Edge on your system. Follow these steps:

1. Go to the new Edge Insider site and download the desired build.

2. Choose one of the available builds and download the installer.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 3: Double-click the package and let the installer do its thing.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

A new Edge window opens as soon as the browser is installed. Simply skip setup, choose a layout, and you’re ready to go.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Once you’ve set up Edge, you can install Chrome extensions on the browser.

To begin, click on the three dot button in the top right corner to open the Edge menu. From the menu, choose Extensions.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 2: In the Extensions menu, toggle the ‘Allow extensions from other stores’ option. The browser will ask for confirmation, click Allow.

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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 3: Open a new tab and go to the Chrome Web Store.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 4: Search and select your favorite Chrome extension, such as LastPass, and click Add to Chrome.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 5: Click on Add Extension button to install the extension.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 6: The browser will download the extension from the store. After installing it, it will appear next to the address bar.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Isn’t that simple? Although you can get extensions from the Microsoft Store, there aren’t as many options. This is currently the best way to install Chrome extensions on Edge.

To install extensions from your computer on Chrome, follow these steps:

Step 1: In Microsoft Edge Extensions settings, enable Developer mode by toggling it on.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 2:

To find the directory where your extensions are installed, open a new tab in Chrome, then enter “chrome://version” in the address bar and press enter.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 3: The Profile Path listed in the version page is where Chrome extensions are installed. Navigate to that directory, and if you don’t find the App Data folder, make sure you turn on the Show hidden files setting.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 4: Go back to Edge and in the Extension settings, click Load unpacked.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 5: Enter the Profile Path and select the Extension you wish to install from the folder. The extensions can be identified using their extension ID.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 6: Find the ID of an extension by opening the Extensions setting in Chrome and enabling developer options. Then, click the Details button for the desired extension.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 7: The Extension ID is listed on the page in the ID section.

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How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Step 8: Know the ID of the extension you wish to install. Head back to Edge, open the extension folder, and select the first folder inside. Then click on Select Folder.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

That’s it. Follow the steps carefully, and the extension should install instantly. Since this process is lengthy, only use it if you can’t find a specific extension on the Chrome Web Store.

How to Install Chrome Extensions in Microsoft Edge

Now that you have all your Chrome extensions on Edge, switching to the new browser should be easier. Microsoft is expected to release a more stable beta build of the browser soon, and I look forward to it. I hope the company adds a simpler way to import Chrome extensions for those with too many installed.

Speaking of too many extensions, if you’re having trouble managing them all, check out these extension managers for Chrome to simplify the job.

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