Google to Ban Installation of Chrome Extensions from Third-Party Websites

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to retire inline installations of Chrome extensions, make it impossible to install them from third-party websites.

Google always tried to improve the installations of extension for its Chromium-based Google Chrome web browser, allowing users to install them from the Chrome Web Store and third-party websites if the developers didn’t want to publish their extensions on the Chrome Web Store.

This type of installations is called inline installations, but Google received numerous reports of deceptive uses of inline installations of Chrome extensions on third-party websites so it decided to retire this functionality effective immediately for all newly published extensions.

“Extensions first published on June 12, 2018, or later, that attempt to call the chrome.webstore.install() function will automatically redirect the user to the Chrome Web… (read more)

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