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How to delete apps on your Chromebook in less than 60 seconds

Ditch those unwanted apps with a few easy steps.
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June 17, 2022
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Chromebooks aren’t always the most generous with storage, so it never hurts to eliminate apps you don’t use. There are two main ways you can delete apps on Chromebooks, both of which will take less than a minute of your time. You can uninstall the ones you no longer have any use for right from the app drawer or via the Google Play Store.

The process depends on your chosen method, but the result is the same. We’ll walk you through both options in this post.

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QUICK ANSWER

To delete an app on Chromebook, press the circular icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen, click the up arrow if required, right-click on the app you want to delete, and click Uninstall. For Android apps, find the app on Google Play Store and click Uninstall. For Chrome extensions, go to chrome://extensions in Google Chrome, and click Remove in the particular extension listing.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to delete apps on Chromebooks via the app drawer

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Click the circular icon in the bottom-left corner of your Chromebook, and then click the up arrow to see the list of apps you have installed on your device.

On newer Chrome OS versions, you have a different interface. You can click the circular icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen, and the app list will pop up right above it.

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Find the app you want to remove, right-click, and select the Uninstall option. Click Uninstall again when the window pops up, and you’re good to go.

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Keep in mind that the process is more or less identical to uninstalling an app you’ve downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. The only difference is that the option to remove an app will be labeled as Remove from Chrome instead of Uninstall.

If you cannot find a particular Chrome Web Store app, head to chrome://extensions in Google Chrome. Look for the extension, and click Remove. Click Remove again on the confirmation pop-up.

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How to uninstall apps on Chromebooks via the Play Store

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Deleting apps on Chromebooks via the Play Store is just as easy. Find and open the Play Store app on your device to get started and then click the icon in the top-left corner (three vertical lines). Select the My apps & games option and click the Installed tab at the top. Select the app you want to get rid of, click the Uninstall button, and confirm your selection by clicking OK.

See also: How to update your Chromebook

As you can probably tell, the uninstallation process is similar to removing apps from your phone.


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