How to Use Browser Extensions on Android (2 Easy Ways)

Are you looking for a way to use that amazing and productive browser extension which normally is meant for desktop browsers? In this article, you will learn how to use browser extensions on android with the help of Kiwi Extension download feature.

How to Use Browser Extensions on Android

What is Browser Extension?

Browser extension (also called plug-in or add-on) is a small software module that can be installed in a browser to add extra functionalities and capabilities to the browser.

“Extensions are small software programs that customize the browsing experience. They enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behavior to individual needs or preferences. An extension must fulfil a single purpose that is narrowly defined and easy to understand. A single extension can include multiple components and a range of functionality, as long as everything contributes towards a common purpose.”

Google’s official statement on Browser Extension.

Unfortunately, adding extensions to browser only comes handy on desktop version of browsers. Just a few mobile browsers have the functionality to add extensions to them of which Kiwi browser is winning in the race.

What is kiwi browser?

Kiwi Browser is a modern browser that has great features that makes user experience topnotch. some of these features include ads blocker, Extension support for most desktop browser extension, extensive privacy settings, night mode, bottom address bar and so many more.

As at the time of writing this article, Kiwi Browser is only present on android devices. It might be rolled out to other operating systems in future.

Let’s get started with how to install most desktop extensions on Kiwi browser for android.

How to Use Browser Extensions on Android with Kiwi Extension Download Feature

With Kiwi browser, you can bring most of the extensions that can normally be used on desktop/PC browser live on android. Read on to know the Simple ways to install extension in Kiwi Browser on android devices.

#1. How to Install a Chrome Extension on Android Using Kiwi Browser

Kiwi browser allows direct installation of extensions from Chrome Web Store.

follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install Kiwi Browser from Play Store if you don’t have it yet
  2. Open Kiwi Browser
  3. Click on the menu (three dots) at the top right window of the browser and tap “Extensions
    open Kiwi browser, tap on menu and tap-extensions
  4. Click “+ (from store)” (Chrome Web Store will open in new tab)
    Click On Add from store
  5. Right inside Chrome Web Store, search for the extension you want to install and open it (use the search box to make things easy).
  6. On the extension page, tap “Add to Chrome
    Click add to chrome
  7. Click “Ok” on the dialogue box that appears and patiently wait for the extension to be installed.
    When the extension is successfully installed, you will now see “Remove from Chrome” instead of “Add to Chrome“.
    That’s it. You have successfully added Chrome Extension to android through Kiwi Browser.

#2 How to install Other Browser Extension on Android

For other browser extensions not available on Chrome Web Store, but are present on other Browser Extension stores like Opera, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, there is still a way to add them to your android phone using Kiwi Extension Download.

Follow these steps to add extensions not present on Chrome Web Store to Android:

  1. Install Kiwi Browser from Play Store, if you haven’t
  2. Open Kiwi browser and navigate to the Browser’s Extension page you want to add; like Opera, Firefox and Microsoft Edge or others
  3. Search for the extension and download it:
    • for Edge Extension, hold “Get CRX“, then tap “Download link
      Tap and hold Get CRX the click Download LinkKiwi extension download for Edge
    • for Opera, click “Add to Opera”, you will be prompted to download the extension, then click “Download
      Kiwi Extension download for Opera -Click add to opera
    • for Firefox, click on download file, then tap “Download
      How to Use Browser Extensions on Android (2 Easy Ways)
  4. Click on the menu icon of the browse and tap Extensions
  5. tap “+(from .zip/.crx/.user.js)”
    Locate and upload the extension you downloaded
  6. Now locate the folder you downloaded the Extension file to and select it. You can sort the files by time or date modified for easy identification
  7. The Extension will automatically install on the browser, finally, toggle the extension on.
    Turn on the browser extension

Kudos! you have successfully added browser extension using Kiwi Extension download

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Hope you have been able to know how to use Browser Extensions on Android using the methods discussed in this article.

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