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Google Chrome gains support for extensions


After a year of waiting, Google finally announced on Tuesday official support for extensions in its browser, Google Chrome. Unlike the Mozilla Firefox platform, Chrome extensions work with independent processes and the installation / uninstallation does not need to restart the browser.

“Extensions in Google Chrome accomplish all of our goals: they’re as easy to create as web pages, easy to install, and each extension runs in its own process to avoid a significant collision or slowdown in the browser,” said Brian Rakowski, Manager of Product.


An gallery with 300 extensions available can now be accessed by Chrome users on Windows and Linux. In the case of the Mac version, Google warns that the functioning of the extensions still do not have the same quality, but that a preview of the extensions will be published soon in the development channel.