Google Chrome has a vast variety of extensions in various categories. As is obvious, they can only be installed in Google Chrome. But now because Opera has changed its web browser rendering engine Blink (which is the same engine used by Google Chrome), you can actually install and use Chrome extensions in the Opera web browser. This way you not only have access to the Opera extensions, but you can also use Chrome extensions in Opera. Here is how:
Note: For this, you need to have at least version 15 of the Opera browser installed. You should install latest version of Opera before proceeding.
- Open Opera browser and navigate to the Chrome Extension for Opera page.
- Click on the Add to Opera button in order to install it in Opera.
- Once this extension is installed, you can visit the Google Chrome webstore in Opera and select any extension that you want to install. You would notice that instead of Add to Chrome button for an extension, it displays Add to Opera button. You can click on this button for an extension to install it in Opera.
- That’s it. You can go on installing as many Chrome extensions in Opera as you want. But you can only install the extensions – you cannot install Chrome Apps in Opera.
Installing Chrome extensions in Opera requires you to have at least version 15 of Opera. You must install the Chrome Extensions add-on for Opera before you can use Chrome extensions inside Opera. Even though you can install them, some of the Chrome extensions do not work as expected inside Chrome.