Nowadays, it’s common that you have to see various websites which allow you to install browser extensions without ever visiting the official Chrome web store.
No doubt, it is an easy and perfect way for users to install an extension, but now it will not be possible because Google has informed that they remove the facility for websites that are to offering the “inline installation” of Chrome extensions on all platforms.
On 12 June, Google has declared in its Chromium blog that by the end of this year, Chrome browser will not support for the installation of Chrome extensions from any third party service Web Store, it is an effort to protect user’s computer system from duplicate or fake browser extensions.
James Wagner, Google’s extensions platform product manager, said that they have to continue to get the complaints on the higher level from users about unauthorized extensions that are the cause their Chrome work performance to improve unexpectedly — and the majority of these complaints are attributed to confusing or deceptive uses of inline installation on websites.
Google’s browser extensions crackdown will take place in three phases:-
Now, the inline installation of Chrome browser will no longer perform for newly published extensions.
On September 12th, the company will disable the inline installation feature for all of the existing extensions, and it will automatically redirect users to the Chrome Web Store to get the Chrome installation.
By December 2018, Google will also try to remove the inline install API method from Chrome 71 completely. Google developers are making the one-click install button option on their websites which will give advice you to update their way to point to the Web Store.
After getting the users’ comments, reviews, and ratings for a particular extension on the official app store play a lead role in giving other users an actual overview about its functionalities and problems that are forcing users to visit on the app store would change the Chrome experience for all.
Wagner explains announced that the information displayed alongside extensions in the Chrome Web Store plays an essential role in check that users can make informed decisions about whether to install an extension, “While installation of the extension of Chrome by the Chrome Web Store, extensions are significantly less likely to be uninstalled or cause user complaints, compared to extensions installed by the inline installation.”
You need to note this also that you will still be able to start the Chrome extensions you use now, whether downloaded from third-party or the official web store.