How to Manually Update Google Chrome Extensions

Chrome updates itself automatically. It also keeps extensions and apps updated without any effort from the user. However, what if you want to update Chrome extensions manually? In this article, I will show you how to update your Chrome extensions.

Chrome Extensions – Manual Update

To update Chrome extensions:

  1. Open a new tab and go to chrome://extensions.
  2. Switch on the Developer mode toggle.
  3. When developer mode is enabled, you will see additional options on the page. Click Update.

Google Chrome will now download and install the latest version of Google Chrome extensions. When the process is complete you will briefly see an Updated message on the bottom-left corner of the page.

Extensions Updated – Success

I hope you found this guide useful. Do you have any questions related to Google Chrome extensions? Post them in the comments form below.

5 responses to “How to Manually Update Google Chrome Extensions”

  1. Can’t believe I didn’t notice that button.


    1. you are welcome !

  2. Why is updating the browser extensions considered a “developer” function?!

  3. thanks! this is exactly what i needed to know.

  4. hjbjrg – born 1948. three children girlfriend birds dylan bike and public transportation

    very good.
    I don’t like automation.
    If I want things done, I like to do them myself.

    So how do I prevent the extensions from being updated automatically??

    best regards


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