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How to Manually Update Your Chrome Extensions

James Francis | May 03, 2018

How to Manually Update Your Chrome Extensions

In this post, we'll show you how to manually update your Chrome extensions.

You'll notice we said "manually" - that's because all of your extensions automatically update in the background every once in a while. No action is required on your part for this to happen. This is one of the many reasons we love Chrome! There are no constant software update interruptions or notifications.

However, this process can take a couple days (in some cases up to a week). And if a Chrome extension recently released a new version, you might want to start using it ASAP! We don't blame you.

Here's a quick video demonstrating how to force your extensions to update whenever you want (we are a screencasting tool, after all). We've written out the steps below the video.

How to Manually Update Your Chrome Extensions ⚙

  1. Open up your Chrome settings menu (the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your browser) or paste chrome://extensions into your address bar
  2. Scroll down to More Tools -> Extensions
  3. Enable Developer Mode in the top right
  4. Once you do that, click the Update button that appears

And that's it! Your extensions will automatically update. It might take a few seconds for the process to complete as your extensions are downloaded, but you'll be good to go in no time.