How to Use Google Chrome Extensions and Themes in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft’s new Edge browser is now available and it comes with an add-on store where you can find Microsoft-approved extensions. As Edge is built on the same Chromium code base, it can also access the Chrome Web Store.

In addition to Microsoft’s selection of extensions, you can also download the large selection of Chrome extensions in Edge. Like extension, Edge is also getting support for Chrome themes and you can try it in the Canary builds of the browser.

In this article, we’re going to walk you through steps to download and install Chrome extensions and themes in Edge.

Add Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge

To install Chrome extensions in Edge, follow these steps:

  1. Open Edge (Stable, Beta, Dev or Canary) and click on three dots icon to open its menu.
  2. Once you’ve opened Edge menu, select “Extensions
  3. In Edge’s extension tab, turn on the option “Allow extensions from other stores”.

    Chrome extensions

  4. You’ll need to click Allow in a pop-up window to confirm that you want to install Chrome extensions in your Edge browser.

Now you can visit the Chrome store and install any extension that you want.

Add Chrome themes to Microsoft Edge

In Edge Canary, you can also install Chrome themes after enabling an experimental flag feature:

  1. In Edge’s address bar, type Edge://flags

    Edge

  2. Now search for ‘Allow installation of external store themes‘ and locate the flag with this name.
  3. Enable the flag and relaunch the browser.

You can now head to the Chrome store and install themes.

Any installed theme can be removed by going to Edge settings > Appearance > Custom theme.

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