Inline extension installation discontinued

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Inline extension installation discontinued

Post by gotitbro » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 am

Google has discontinued the inline installation of extensions in Chrome, you know where a popup prompts you to install an extension on a website. New extension won't have ability to trigger this popup and old extensions using the popup would begin redirecting to Chrome Store in September and complete discontinuation will follow in December.

This is good, will put an end to those pesky websites which won't let you exit the window unless you click yes on the extension installation popup.

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Post by -Mark- » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:04 pm

Official announcement - ... y-for.html
Starting today, inline installation will be unavailable to all newly published extensions. Extensions first published on June 12, 2018 or later that attempt to call the chrome.webstore.install() function will automatically redirect the user to the Chrome Web Store in a new tab to complete the installation.
Starting September 12, 2018, inline installation will be disabled for existing extensions, and users will be automatically redirected to the Chrome Web Store to complete the installation.
In early December 2018, the inline install API method will be removed from Chrome 71.