Microsoft finally brought extensions sync to the Edge Chromium browser. Follow the steps below to enable the Edge Chromium extensions sync feature.
At long last, Microsoft included the much asked and needed, Extension sync feature in the Edge Chromium browser. Before you ask, yes, both Chrome and Microsoft Store extensions will be synced, which is sweet. As most of you know, to improve and extend the default functionality of a modern browser like Chrome, Edge, or Firefox, we have to install extensions. Personally, I have 15 extensions installed in my Edge Chromium browser. I know it’s a lot but I require them on almost a daily basis.
As you can guess, installing that many extensions manually each and every time you install the Edge browser in every device is not a small task. Take me for example, I use three different builds (dev, beta, and stable) of the new Edge Chromium browser on two devices. So, if I want my extensions on all builds then I have to install a total of 90 extensions (15 x 3 x 2). That’s a lot of works. That is one of the reasons why I’m so excited about the extensions sync feature in the new Edge Chromium browser.
So, without further ado, follow the below steps to enable extensions sync in the Edge Chromium browser.
Note: The extension sync feature is enabled by default. The below steps are only applicable if you or some other extension disabled the extensions sync. Also, as of writing this, the extensions sync feature is only available in Edge Chromium Dev builds. It can take a month or two to get the feature running in the beta and stable builds.
Steps to Enable Edge Chromium Extensions Sync
By default, the extension sync is enabled automatically as soon as you link your Microsoft account to the Edge Chromium browser. But, if it is disabled for some reason, follow the below steps to enable it back.
1. First, open the Edge Chromium browser if it is not already opened.
2. After opening the browser, click on the “Menu” icon (three horizontal dots) appearing on the top-right corner. From the Menu, click on the “Settings” option.
3. In the settings page, select “Profiles” on the left panel. On the right panel, click on the “Sync” option.
4. On this page, find the “Extensions” option and toggle the switch next to it to the “On” position.
That is it. You are done. From now on, the Edge Chromium browser will automatically sync all your extensions between devices. Of course, when you reinstall the browser, your extensions will be automatically installed.
I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible. If you like this article, do check out how to change the default address bar search engine in the Edge Chromium browser and default search engine in the new tab page in the Edge Chromium browser.