User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

User-Agent Switcher for Chrome

Spoofs & Mimics User-Agent strings.

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What is User-Agent Switcher for Chrome?
'User-Agent Switcher for Chrome' is a Chrome extension enabling quick and effortless switch between user-agent strings. Particularly useful for developers working on sites that must function properly on both mobile and desktop browsers, it permits certain URLs to be set up for persistent spoofing. Take note, this extension might impact browser performance due to its requirement to intercept and modify data communicated to the server. Also, it doesn't guarantee privacy enhancement while browsing.
Stats
Users: 2,000,000+
Version: 2.0.1 (Last updated: 2024-05-30)
Creation date: 2019-09-06
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • tabs
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • offscreen
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 135.17K
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Summary

Ever needed to quickly switch between user-agent strings on the fly? Developing a site that needs to work on both mobile browsers and desktop browsers? Sick of some archaic site blocking you because you're not using Netscape 4?

The User-Agent Switcher for Chrome is the answer. With this extension, you can quickly and easily switch between user-agent strings. Also, you can set up specific URLs that you want to spoof every time.

Please note that this does not provide improved privacy while browsing the Internet and that some sites might have other means to figure out that the browser is not what it pretends to be. Running this extension can have performance impact on your browsing experience due to its need to intercept and modify the data communicated to the server.

NOTE: if some sites have problems after using a mobile user-agent, and won't switch back no matter what you spoof, you will need to switch the user-agent back to Chrome and clear your cookies for the sites to treat the browser normally again.

By installing this item, you agree to the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Allows user to switch user-agent to different browsers
  • Ability to add custom user-agent strings
  • Works for specific use cases like accessing websites that block certain browsers
Cons
  • Does not support all browsers or allow input of custom user-agent strings directly
  • Unreliable behavior, such as turning itself off or not accurately switching user-agent
  • Causes issues with certain websites, particularly those using cloudflare validation
Most mentioned
  • Does not accurately switch user-agent
  • Issues with websites using cloudflare validation
  • Lack of support for specific browsers or versions
  • Inability to input custom user-agent strings
Recent reviews
didn't work for me at all. couldn't enter custom user-agent string, at least what i entered never showed up in any list ... json was created and i exported that into a file and then imported it: still nada. whatismybrowser showed no change from default ... installed on chrome 109 ...
by Asok Asus Asok Asus, 2024-06-12

user-agent Append 기능이 정상작동하지 않고 Replace됨. 그동안 유용하게 썼었는데 다른걸 써야겠네요.
by 샤도 샤도, 2024-06-11

Al inicio, funcionaba perfectamente. Ahora, por algun motivo, hay un error donde la lista de Agentes de Usuario desapareció, y no hay manera de restaurarla, ni siquiera añadiendolas manualmente Si bien, la recomendaba al principio, el estado actual de la extension es INUTILIZABLE. Una pena
by ThEspectrum ThEspectrum, 2024-06-07
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Safety
Risk impact

User-Agent Switcher for Chrome is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install User-Agent Switcher for Chrome if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

User-Agent Switcher for Chrome has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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