How to delete Chrome extensions and desktop apps
Long after the mobile revolution took place, desktops remain incredibly relevant to our daily internet usage. Research finds that for specific industries, like banking, real estate, and travel, we still prefer to search on desktop rather than mobile devices.
The most popular browser today is Google Chrome, with an impressive market share of more than 60%. Chrome also offers extensions developed by different companies, and there are currently more than 180,000 extensions available on the Chrome Web Store.
Desktop operating systems often include apps that can be installed on the computer, and what both extensions and apps have in common is their ability to improve our online experience. When you decide it's time to say goodbye this experience you can easily delete extensions from Google, here's how:
Removing a Chrome extension:
- Open Chrome
- Open the drop-down menu on the top right corner
- Choose “More tools”
- Click “Extensions”
- You’ll now view a list of the installed extensions
- Click the “remove” button on the app you wish to remove
- Click “Remove” again to confirm
Deleting a desktop app on Windows
- Go to Apps & Features
- From the list of installed apps, choose the one you wish to remove
- Select “Uninstall”
- Confirm by clicking “Uninstall” again
Your desktop and data privacy
While many browsers, including Chrome, have been tracking users’ actions online, recent data privacy debates have changed their approach to data privacy, and we can expect to see more positive changes soon.
Browser add-ons like extensions, which are often developed by third parties, gain access to users’ data and should be managed carefully. By visiting your <nofollow>Mine account<nofollow>, you can see which services hold your private information and decide where you want to keep your data. The less companies hold your data, the less it can be exposed or shared with third parties.
One important thing worth noting
There are also desktop apps and extensions that can protect your privacy by removing intrusive ads or warning users when a suspicious link could be part of a phishing scam.
Regardless of the browser you choose, Mine allows you to enjoy desktop apps and extensions while maintaining ownership over your private data and digital footprint. Start managing your online entity on every device and platform—it’s simple, quick, and essential.