You can do almost all your work on Android devices. Right? That’s what people will tell you. And while that’s partly true, in reality, without installing Chrome extensions on Android devices, there’s a ton of things that help your business that you can’t do from your mobile device.
That’s why in this guide we are going over how to install Chrome extensions on Android devices.
Sure, some companies make apps as replacements to extensions on Android phones, and that solves the problem partly, but not all Chrome extensions can be made into Android apps.
That means that if you use MailTag to track emails you send so that you can write more effective emails, with a peace of mind over what happened to them, that while you can do that on a computer device, once you are on the go, you don’t have that ability, meaning no peace of mind and no data to improve your emails.
This method changes that!
Why Android Phones Don’t Support Chrome Extensions
Since Android and Chrome is both made by Google, it would be safe to assume that those would in some way work together.
…After all, phones and tablets are meant to be able to replace computers.
So why are Chrome extensions not available on Android?
We actually don’t know.
Of course, Google Chrome is a power hunger browser, but even with that, phones and tablets should be able to run the browser.
…Both run the same engine so, in theory, all that would need to happen for Chrome apps to work on Android is some customization.
So why are Chrome extensions not available on Android by default?
Most likely because Google wants people to access their mobile apps instead.
How to Get Chrome Extensions on Your Android Device
To get Chrome extensions on your Android device, you are going to need to get a Chromium-based browser like Google Chrome so that Chrome extensions are installable, and that browser needs to be able to support extension installation on mobile devices.
The name of such a browser? Kiwi.
The Kiwi Browser supports Chrome extensions on Android devices.
All you need to do is to go to the Google Play Store, download Kiwi, and then, go to the Google Chrome Store, followed by downloading the Chrome extensions that you want to use.
Super simple? It is.
Just like with anything, in most cases, the solution is simple, but it’s about finding it.
The same applies to you wanting to send better emails faster to increase your conversion rate. MailTag is a Chrome extension that’s a solution to that issue, but you just needed to know of it first.
Do all Chrome extensions work on Android? Most should, but it’s not guaranteed. Chrome apps aren’t optimized for mobile devices, and thus, there is a possibility that not all extensions will work perfectly.
MailTag on Android?
Want to rock MailTag on Android devices? It’s not quite as simple as just installing the Chrome extension.
That’s because even if you enable desktop mode on your Kiwi Browser, Gmail won’t load in a full desktop mode which is required for you to use MailTag on Android.
Open Gmail with: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2#inbox
We recommend you bookmark that.
When you use MailTag in this way, you will be able to send emails with tracking and with automatic follow-ups, like you would on a computer, and will of course, also get MailTag notifications when your emails are opened.
That’s How to Install Chrome Extensions on Mobile Devices
Wanted to install Chrome Extensions on Android devices? Whether it’s on a tablet or a phone, it’s relatively easy to do.
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