How to download Chrome extensions

You can install Chrome extensions through Chrome Web Store, or download it manually to examine its content before installing it. Downloading is only possible for free extensions. You can easily do it here with these simple steps:

  1. Use the search box at the top-right hand corner of the page to search for the extension you would like to download by name, or its Chrome Web Store URL. If you know the Chrome Extension ID, you can use that too. Where to find the search box
  2. If multiple results are found, click on the extension you want. Multiple results found
  3. Click on the Download button to download the extension. Where to download Chrome extension
  4. You can choose to Download ZIP file or Download CRX file. ZIP file is easier to extract and more useful if you want to install locally to your Chrome (See How to install Chrome extensions). CRX file is more useful if you want to use it in WebDriver.