The desktop version of Google Chrome is a fan favorite amongst many working professionals. For a lot of people, it’s their preferred browser, and that’s because it offers many great extensions that make their lives easier and improves their productivity.
Unfortunately, for most of us, the Google Chrome app on Android phones doesn’t have the same capabilities, and that’s because Google hasn’t developed a way for Chrome extensions to work on its mobile browser.
Luckily for you, there are a few ways to still use a beloved Chrome extension on mobile. Nowadays, some extensions are already apps you can use. These include HTTPS Everywhere, Grammarly, Privacy Badger, and more. However, for all the extensions that aren’t available, in this article, we will explore the most effective way to still use them on your mobile. So, let’s get started.
Adding Chrome Extensions on Android Using Kiwi Browser
Kiwi Browser is a web-browsing app that supports the use of Chrome extensions on an Android device. The app is easy to install, is fast, and has a high load speed. Here are the steps you have to follow in order to start using it:
Step 1: To take advantage of this opportunity, you must download the latest version of the Kiwi Browser on your device. The Kiwi Browser is available for free on the Google Play Store, where you install it from.
Step 2: After you’ve installed the browser and you’ve checked that it’s the latest version, you should go ahead and enable the Developer mode. You can do that by opening the app and writing the following in the address bar:
On the new page that opens, you have to tap the toggle next to “Developer mode.”
Step 3: Now can use the “Kiwi Web Store” through the link on the chrome://extensions page. This will lead you to the Chrome Web Store, where you can download your first extension. If you need to search for the extension by its name, you can use the text box in the left-hand corner. There are also filters below the text box that will help you find the extension you need. Once you find the extension you want to use, tap the “Add to Chrome” button. Then a pop-up will appear, and you will have to confirm the fact that you want to download the extension. Once you do that, the extension will become available for use.
Please note that some extensions may cause problems with installation since this feature is relatively new.
Step 4: When you’ve added one or more extensions to your mobile device, you can start managing them, thanks to the extensions menu. To do so, tap the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner and select “Extensions.” From there, you will get redirected to the page where you enabled the extensions from in step 2. Now, however, you will see the extensions you’ve already added. Here, you can choose to disable extensions, check and alter their settings or uninstall them.
Enhance Your Browsing Experience Through Chrome Extensions on Mobile
Hopefully, this article will help you enhance your browsing experience thanks to the use of Chrome extensions on mobile. Given that nowadays, we do so much of our browsing on mobile devices, it’s good to know there’s a way to bring the convenience of the laptop browser to our smartphones. Thanks to the Kiwi Browser app, you can enjoy a ton of your favorite extensions safely and quickly without a ton of hassle or any potential security breaches.