Computers, Laptops & Tablets Google How to Delete Apps on Chromebook Free up some hard drive space or declutter your Chrome OS Launcher By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated February 17, 2020 Google Microsoft Apple Google Tablets Accessories & Hardware Tweet Share Email Chromebooks obtain apps from either the Google Play Store or the Chrome Web Store. Unless it has a large hard drive, your Chromebook will quickly fill up or become cluttered with shortcuts. Deleting apps on Chromebook frees up hard drive space, or declutters the Chrome OS Launcher. Removing apps you no longer need is done in just a few clicks. Below are a couple of ways to accomplish this. Delete Apps With Launcher Chromebook apps can be uninstalled directly from the Launcher by following these steps: Select the Launcher icon, represented by a circle and usually located in the lower-left corner of the screen. A search bar appears, along with five app icons. Directly above the search bar, select the up arrow to display the full Launcher screen. Locate the app you want to uninstall and right-click its icon. Visit our step-by-step tutorial for help with right-clicking on a Chromebook. Select Uninstall or Remove from Chrome. A confirmation message displays that asks if the app should be deleted. Select Uninstall to complete the process. Delete Extensions Using Chrome Add-ons and extensions can be uninstalled from the Google Chrome browser by following these steps: Open Google Chrome. In the upper-right corner of the browser window, select the Customize and control Google Chrome (the three dot) menu. Hover over More tools. Select Extensions. Instead of using the menu, enter chrome://extensions in the Chrome address bar. A list of installed extensions and apps displays in a new browser tab. To uninstall an app or extension, select Remove under the item description. A confirmation message appears, asking if the selected item should be deleted. Select Remove to complete the process. The app or extension is removed. Delete Apps Using the Google Play Store Chromebook also has the Google Play Store. It works just like it does on Android devices and can be used to manage apps installed on your Chromebook. To uninstall an app using the Google Play Store, do the following: Select the Launcher icon, represented by a circle and usually located in the lower-left corner of the screen. A search bar appears, along with five app icons. Directly above the search bar, select the up arrow to display the full Launcher screen. Select Play Store. On the left side, select the hamburger (the three horizontal lines). Select My apps & games. Select Installed. Select the app that you want to uninstall. Select Uninstall. Confirm the uninstall by selecting OK.