google chrome extensionThere are so many extensions available on the internet like Pingler , Etc,. Which are not available even in the official chrome webstore itself and nowadays Chrome allows us to to install extensions only via chrome webstore only. So in that case where the extension is not available in the webstore this trick comes into action. Below I have prepared a video tutorial on how you can Install chrome extensions offline have a look,

How to install Chrome extensions offline

If your system does recognize the .crx file then you can simply double click to open it but Normally your computer might not recognize the .crx file as an chrome extension and you won’t be able to install it by simply double clicking over it as you usually do to install other software or  so open up your chrome browser , click on the settings which is a wrench icon wrench icon in chrome located at the end of the bar where you type the url then click on “Tools” from the drop down menu and select “Extensions”

Now drag and drop the .crx file to the crome extensions window as shown below,

Drag and drop the crx file


Now a confirmation box will appear asking whether you want to install the extension or not.. Simply click on Add to install the chrome extension successfully offline.

confirm extension install in chrome

That’s it you have successfully installed a chrome extension offline.

Note - The Extensions that available for download outside the chrome webstore aren’t always trustworthy so make sure you do a proper research about the extension to keep you safe from security and incompatibility issues.


Did you find this method useful? How was your experience with the new extension? Did you face any difficulty while installing the extension with this method? feel free to ask your doubt’s or share your experience in the comments below,