Attention developers: Now Google Chrome extensions are on by default
Aaron Boodman, the Google engineer who oversees the extensions work, has announced in the Chromium blog that in the latest update of Chrome, extensions will be on by default on Google Chrome’s developer channel which is one of the top-requested features of Google Chrome’s users.
Extensions are small programs that are added to Google Chrome to modify existing features and customize the way it works. From today, all developers in Google Chrome will get extension support enabled by default which was previously hidden behind the developer flag.
Boodman explains this clearly in the blog – “Removing the flag is the first step in our launch process, and it means we’re ready for a few more people to start using extensions– the kind of adventurous people who populate the dev channel. For this release, we focused on getting most of the basic infrastructure and security pieces in place, in particular our new permission system. However, you should still be cautious and only install extensions from developers you trust.” As he says, a developer has to be cautious while installing extensions from a third party.
Visit this page to download the dev channel.