Extensions can add a wide range of new features and functionality to Google Chrome, but sometimes you need to remove or disable one or more of them. Hereâ€™s how to do it.
First, open Google Chrome. In any window, look for the â€œExtensionsâ€� icon in the toolbar, which looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece. Click it. (Alternately, you can open the main menu by clicking the three dots button and select More tools > Extensions.)
When a menu pops up, select â€œManage Extensions.â€�
In the â€œExtensionsâ€� tab that appears, locate the name of the extension youâ€™d like to uninstall or disable. Each extension has its own box on the Extensions tab.
If youâ€™d like to disable the extension but not uninstall it, click the switch beside it to turn it off. At any time you can return to the Extensions tab and re-enable it by flipping that switch again.
If youâ€™d like to uninstall the extension permantently, click the â€œRemoveâ€� button. This will completely remove the extension from Chrome and you wonâ€™t be able to use it any more (unless you reinstall it later).
When a confirmation window pops up, click â€œRemoveâ€� again.
The extension will be removed completely.
Alternately, to quickly remove an extension, you can also click the â€œExtensionsâ€� button in the toolbar, click the vertical ellipses button beside the extensionâ€™s name, then select â€œRemove from Chromeâ€� from the menu.
If you ever need to reinstall the extension you just removed, youâ€™ll have to visit the Google Chrome Web Store and download it again. Happy browsing!
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