XDA Basics: How to open the Chrome Web Store
The Chrome Web Store is an online store run by Google. It’s mainly used by Chrome browser and Chrome OS users to get extensions. However, as a lot of other web browsers these days use the Chromium project as their base, they can also run Chrome extensions. So if you are using Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, or Microsoft Edge (the Chromium-based version), you can download and install extensions from the Chrome Web Store. If you’re not sure where to find the Chrome Web Store, we’ll tell you in this guide how you can open it on the Chrome browser, Chrome OS, and other web browsers.
The Chrome Web Store offers thousands of extensions. These extensions can do a lot of tasks from translating a webpage to taking screenshots to editing text.
How to open the Chrome Web Store on the Chrome browser
- Open Chrome.
- Click on the Apps shortcut in the Bookmarks bar. If you can’t see the Bookmarks bar, open a new tab page.
- On the Apps page, you’ll see a shortcut to the Web Store. Click on it to open. There’s a Chrome Web Store link on the bottom bar as well.
Alternatively, you can just use the URL – chrome.google.com/webstore/ – to open it.
How to open the Chrome Web Store on Chrome OS
Apart from using the URL given in the steps above, you can also navigate to the Chrome Web Store using the following steps.
- Click on the Launcher icon in the bottom-left corner.
- Now you can either type ‘Chrome Web Store’ in the search box to find it, or you can click to see all apps.
- You will then be able to open the Chrome Web Store from the apps list.
How to open the Chrome Web Store on other web browsers
If your web browser supports installing Chrome extensions, you can open the Chrome Web Store by just going to the Chrome Web Store URL. However, in order to install the extensions, you’ll need to enable support for them in some browsers. Here’s what you need to do.
Microsoft Edge: Go to Menu > Settings, and enable the Allow extensions from other stores toggle in the lower-left corner.
Opera: You’ll have to install the ‘Install Chrome Extensions’ add-on by Opera.
Brave and Vivaldi don’t require any special settings to use Chrome extensions.
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