How to Delete Apps on Chromebook

Free up some hard drive space or declutter your Chrome OS Launcher

Google Chromebook on desk / CC0 Public Domain

Deleting apps on Chromebook frees up hard drive space, or simply declutters your Chrome OS Launcher. Removing apps you no longer need is done in just a few clicks.

Deleting Apps via Launcher

Chromebook apps can be uninstalled directly from the Launcher itself by following these steps:

  1. Select the Launcher icon, represented by a circle and usually located in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

  2. A search bar appears, along with five app icons. Directly below these icons, select the up arrow to display the full Launcher screen.

  3. 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.

  4. Select Uninstall or Remove from Chrome.

  5. A confirmation message displays that asks if the app should be deleted. Select Remove to complete the process.

Deleting Extensions via Chrome

Add-ons and extensions can be uninstalled from the Chrome web browser by following these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the browser window, select the menu (three-dot) icon.

  3. Hover over More tools.

    Google Chrome with main menu and sub-menu displayed
  4. Select Extensions.

    Instead of using the menu, enter chrome://extensions in the Chrome address bar.

  5. 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.

    Google Chrome with extensions manager displayed
  6. A confirmation message appears, asking if the selected item should be deleted. Select Remove to complete the process.

    Google Chrome with confirmation about extension removal displayed
  7. The app or extension is removed.