How to Delete Apps From Chromebook

Learn to uninstall extensions and add-ons, too!

Delete apps from Chromebook
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Installing apps and extensions on your Chromebook is a fairly easy process, so much so that you may eventually end up with more than you need. Whether you’d like to free up some hard drive space or are just tired of clutter in the Chrome OS Launcher interface, removing apps that you no longer need can be achieved in just a handful of clicks.

Deleting Apps via Launcher

Chromebook apps can be uninstalled directly from the Launcher itself by taking the following steps.

  1. Click on the Launcher icon, represented by a circle and usually located in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
  2. A search bar will appear, along with five app icons. Click on the up arrow, located directly below these icons, to display the full Launcher screen.
  3. Locate the app that you wish to uninstall and right-click on its icon. Visit our step-by-step tutorial for help with right-clicking on a Chromebook.
  4. A context menu should now appear. Select the Uninstall or Remove from Chrome option.
  5. A confirmation message will now be displayed, asking if you want to delete this app. Select the Remove button to complete the process.

Deleting Extensions via Chrome

Deleting Extensions via Chrome

Add-ons and extensions can be uninstalled from within the Chrome web browser by taking the following steps.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the menu button, represented by three vertically-aligned dots and located in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window.
  3. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your mouse cursor over the More tools option.
  4. A sub-menu should now be visible. Select Extensions. You can also enter the following text in Chrome's address bar in lieu of using the menu: chrome://extensions.
  5. A list of installed extensions should now be displayed in a new browser tab. To uninstall a particular one, click on the garbage can icon located to the right of its name.
  6. A confirmation message will now be displayed, asking if you want to delete this extension. Select the Remove button to complete the process.