Google Disables Chrome Extension Installation From Websites, Only Chrome Store

Apart from its own feature set, tons of browser extensions are what make Google Chrome stand different from other web browsers. Just like it has for Android, Google maintains a dedicated storefront for Chrome users to find and install their favorite extensions.

The extension developers can also make users install Chrome extensions from their websites as well – a method called inline installation. This is to save users’ time and efforts of visiting the Chrome Store and installing the extension from there. But Google says inline installation could be used for abusing and deceiving users.

In an attempt to improve transparency and security, Google will be removing the ability for developers to provide inline installation for their extensions. Instead, they’ll have to link to the Chrome Web Store page of their extension.

Source: Google Disables Chrome Extension Installation From Websites, Only Chrome Store

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