How to uninstall or disable Google Chrome extensions

To enhance your experience, Google Chrome has a system of extensions that let you perform many more tasks than a web browser would normally perform. However, there may come a time when you want to get rid of some of them. You have two options: uninstall it or disable it. We tell you how to do both.

Uninstall extensions

When we are sure that we will not want to use an extension again, we have the option to uninstall it. The difference between this option and disabling it is that when uninstalling, the extension will stop taking up space on your hard drive. To start the uninstallation, open Google Chrome and open the menu. To do this, click on the button with three vertical dots at the top right of the screen.

Click on the three vertical dots to open Google Chrome’s menuClick on the three vertical dots to open Google Chrome’s menu

A menu with several options will appear. Place the mouse over More tools.

Move the mouse over More toolsMove the mouse over More tools

Now, another menu is displayed on the left, click on Extensions.

Click on ExtensionsClick on Extensions

You will see all the extensions installed in Google Chrome. Find the one you want to remove and click on the Remove button.

Search for the extension you wish to remove and click on RemoveSearch for the extension you wish to remove and click on Remove

A confirmation message will appear, click Remove again to uninstall the extension.

Press Remove to carry out the uninstallationPress Remove to carry out the uninstallation

Disabling an extension

Disabling an extension allows Google Chrome to not be loaded with active extensions that we are not using. This also lets you continue to use that extension whenever you need it by simply enabling it. The steps are very similar to uninstalling it. Click on the icon with three vertical dots to open the Google Chrome menu.

Click on the three vertical dots to access the menuClick on the three vertical dots to access the menu

Place the mouse over More tools.

Place the mouse over More toolsPlace the mouse over More tools

In the menu that appears on the left, click on Extensions.

Click on Extensions to access Google Chrome’s extensionsClick on Extensions to access Google Chrome’s extensions

You will see the extensions installed in Google Chrome. To disable one, just find it and click on its blue slider button.

Press the sliding button to disable the extensionPress the sliding button to disable the extension

You will see the slider button turn gray. If you want to enable the extension again, just click on the button.

If your press it again, the extension will be enabledIf your press it again, the extension will be enabled

Now, you know how to disable and uninstall extensions in Google Chrome.