How to Install Unpacked Extension in Chrome
Some developers choose not to publish their extensions on the Web Store for various reasons, such as listing expenses, beta testing, and maintaining complete control over the distribution. They may still make the extension available as an unpacked zip file for users to install manually.
Requirements to this tutorial:
- Unpacked Chrome Extension ZIP File
- Chrome Desktop Web Browser
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Go to Settings
Click on the More button right below the close button of your browser window, and click on Settings.
Click on the Extensions section on the left pane.
Toggle Developer mode
Click on the Developer mode toggle button on the top right corner of the page.
Install Extension Files
Drag and drop the Chrome Extension ZIP file into the Extensions page to install the extension.