How to Install Chrome Extensions on Android Phone

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers for Computer and Phone. There are many reasons that most of us prefer the Chrome Browser and one of them is a huge number of supported extensions. But this feature is only available on Computer based Chrome browser. But now with the new update of Kiwi browser, Chrome extensions now support on Android Phone. Here you will know how to Install Chrome Extensions on Android Phones.

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The chrome extensions are also available on Microsoft Edge Chromium browser for Android. But the Kiwi has almost every extension working except extensions that rely on x86 binary code. Kiwi is one of the best browser available for Android with lots of amazing features such as dark mode which looks amazing on OLED display.

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It is a tough task to bring Chrome Extension on Android but the developer of Kiwi & XDA Senior member arnaud42 did an amazing job with the latest Kiwi Browser update. Just like other browsers such as Opera, Brave, Microsoft Edge browsers Kiwi is also a Chromium-based browser. Kiwi Browser has already backed up with lots of amazing features such as Ad Blocker, Dark Mode, history swipe gestures, bottom search bar and more will come just like Chrom extension support. Below we have listed some Kiwi Browser features that make it a good browser.

Kiwi Browser – Features

  • Chrome Extension Support: The new update of the browser now supports Chrome extensions. It supports most of the Chrome extensions except some which rely on x86 binary code.
  • Dark Mode: Dark Mode which is actually the Night Mode in Browser but it enables pure black color mode. And it looks cooler on AMOLED display.
  • Ad Blocker: The Kiwi browser block annoying ads & pop up notifications for amazing browsing experience.
  • Fast & Reliable: The browser work on optimized rendering engine which loads pages faster without affecting formats
  • Import/Export Bookmarks: Just like Google Chrome it also has import and export bookmarks feature.

So these are some Kiwi features that you will definitely be going to like. There are more features that are not listed here so check out the amazing browsers. If you want to get these features on your phones especially the Chrome extensions on Android Phone then follow the below guide.

How to Install Chrome Extensions on Android

Till now you already have got an idea that we are going to use Kiwi Browser to use Chrome Extensions. There are two methods to install Chrome extensions on Kiwi Browser. If you are using Chrome browser for a long time then you know both the methods. One is download from webstore and the second is manually install the extension from file.


  • Download and Install Kiwi Browser on your Android Phone (Link)
  • You can also download it from XDA Labs and Play Store (if the latest version available)

Steps to Install Google Chrome Extension on Android

Using Chrome Extension Page:

  1. Open Kiwi Browser on your phone.
  2. Click on three dots on the top right corner.
  3. Select Extensions and enable “Developer mode”. chrome extensions on Android
  4. On the extension page, click on three bars and open Kiwi Web Store (basically Chrome Web Store). chrome extensions on Android
  5. Search for the Extension you want to install on Android Phone.
  6. Click on Add to Chrome which will open a popup to ask permission so click on OK. 
  7. It will start downloading the extension and then the extension will be automatically added to the Browser. chrome extensions on Android
  8. So this is an easy way to install Chrome Extensions on Android Phones.

Using CRX File:

  1. Open Kiwi Browser on your phone.
  2. Click on three dots on the top right corner.
  3. Select Extensions and enable “Developer mode”.
  4. Install TotalCommander File Manager and RAR on your phone.
  5. Download the crx file of the extension that you want to install. Download from this site.
  6. Now change the extension of the file from .crx to .zip.
  7. Open RAR and Unzip the file.
  8. Now go to Kiwi Browser > Extension > Load Unpacked. chrome extensions on Android
  9. Locate the manifest.json (available inside the extracted folder) using TotalCommander (TotalCmd file://url). If it gives error related to “_metadata”, then first remove the underscore (_) from metadata (metadata folder will be in the extracted folder when the manifest.json file is present). Then again load the extension.
  10. After loading unpacked extension reload the extension page in Kiwi browser.
  11. The extension is now installed on Kiwi Browser.
  12. That’s it, this is how to install Chrome extension on Android using crx file.

So there you have it the complete guide on how to Install Google Chrome on Android Phones. I always wanted some of my favorite chrome extensions to use on my Android phone, and now I am able to use it. All thanks to Kiwi developer and contributor.

If you are unable to install Chrome extensions on your Android phone, then let us know about the error in the comment section. We will reply with the solution. I hope you found this guide helpful.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

5 thoughts on “How to Install Chrome Extensions on Android Phone”

  1. I have kiwibrowser for android and would love to know how to add a background or wallpaper, theme etc.
    Have spent hours on this…….chrome flags etc.
    One forum I went to and posted said it could be done.
    Any help is truly apreciated!

    • Hi Jack,
      Try installing extensions manually in the browser. For this first download the crx, zip or js file and then load the file on your browser’s extension section. Also before load make sure to enable Developer Mode.

  2. Hi, thank you for the answer.
    But my problem is when I expand the file commander menu (top left), I only have “Total Commander” but not “TotalCMD file:url//”
    My TotalCommander app is the latest version and didn’t see any option for that…
    Thanks in advance


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