How to add Google Chrome apps to a PC or Chromebook

Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope
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Google Chrome is currently the most popular web browser. It has a few unique features including the ability to not only download apps to your smartphone, but also to your desktop computer, laptop, and Chromebook. To learn how to download Google Chrome apps to these devices, follow the steps below.

Add an app to a desktop computer, laptop, or Chromebook

  1. Open the Google Chrome Internet browser.
  2. Navigate to the Chrome Web Store.
  3. On the left side of the browser window, click Apps.

The button to show available apps in the chrome web store.

  1. From here, you may either choose to use the search bar (shown above) or scroll through the apps suggested by Google.
  2. Once you've located the app you'd like to download, click it, and then click the The ADD TO CHROME button. button.
  3. You should see a small prompt asking you to confirm your selection. Click Add app.

The prompt that appears when you add an app to Google Chrome.

  1. Once you've clicked Add app, you should see it appear on your apps list. To view your Chrome apps list, type the special URL chrome://apps in your Chrome address bar, and press Enter.

An image showing that a Google Chrome app was successfully added.