Why do I get “Unsupported extensions disabled” on my extension?

I did a Chrome extension, successfully published it on Chrome Webstore, a friend installed it yesterday, and today, when launching Chrome, he sees Unsupported extensions disabled:

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What are the usual reasons for that? How to fix it?

Note: the extension is just a minimalist:

    "name": "...",
    "version": "1.0",
    "description": "...",
    "content_scripts": [
            "css": ["fix.css"],
            "matches": ["http://*/*", "https://*/*"],
            "run_at": "document_end"
    "manifest_version": 2,
    "permissions": ["*://*/*"]

and a fix.css that modifies the design of certain elements. Nothing else is in the extension. It is still accepted/published on the Chrome Webstore.

Mismatching IDs when uploading extension to the store

I want to add OAuth to my chrome extension, I am on the step where you acquire the proper keys to put into your manifest.json.

The problem lies when I upload the zip file to the store and the ID is different from the one found on chrome://extensions

ID Mismatch

Chrome extension doesn’t display published program

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I’m Chrome extension programmer and published first program at last year. Recently, in chrome web store does not display my program called airdesk. It’s really weird because this is searched on google. But in chrome webstore, this can’t be searched.(link)

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As you can see, this is published state and searched on Google.

To solve this, I’ve send email to Google but they didn’t anwser. In fact, Google hasn’t email contact service for Chrome web store. I don’t know how to contact to Google or their Help center.

Google Analytics vs. Chrome Web Store Statistics Very Different

I recently released a chrome extension new tab, and I wanted to check the download/usage statistics.

I added both google analytics and checked the chrome web store stats. The values are extremely different. Here they are (for the same app):

web store

Here is my extension on the web store:

My question: why are these values so different? They are off by a factor of 10. Which one (if any) is correct, and is there some way I can know for sure?


Is there ways to sell Chrome extension in South Korea?

I’ve made Chrome extension program named AIRDESK. But My country South Korea doesn’t included to webstore seller region list.


Of course, I can use third party payment service or making payment model with back-end development. But it requires much time and effort.

Is there a ways to use Chrome payment service?
Or is it possible changing legal business location?

Unpublishing Chrome extension from Chrome web store: auto delete from browsers

I am planning to end support for a Chrome extension. If I take down the extension from the Chrome store, will it be automatically removed from existing users’ browsers ?

Chrome Web Store In-App Payments: Errors getting SKUs

I’m trying to get the SKUs available for a freemium Chrome Extension I’m developing.

I’m following all of the documentation here:

…and I’m using the provided buy.js file, but it doesn’t seem to work and the returned error messages are useless: “INVALID_RESPONSE_ERROR”

My code:

  parameters: {env: 'prod'},
  success: (r) => {
  failure: (err) => {

– Am I missing some permission in my manifest? I don’t see any mention that it needs any additional ones.

  • Other StackOverflow questions have mentioned needing to proxy due to region issues. I’m in the states, shouldn’t be an issue.

  • I’ve tried the above from both an options page and a popup – does it need to happen in a background page?

I’m pretty baffled. Any help is appreciated!


Installing & Updating Chome Extensions in China

Given the crackdown on VPNs in China, I was wondering if there is a user-friendly way of allowing Chinese users to install and update Chrome web extensions?

Distributing the CRX of the extension for users to install manually, as others have suggested, is tolerable (though not ideal), but I would particularly like to avoid the requirement for users to re-install the extension whenever an update is available.

As far as I can tell from the docs, it is not possible to publish an extension in the Web Store with an "update_url" parameter in the manifest that doesn’t point to https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx. Is there any way of distributing an external Chrome extension to these users with a private "update_url"that will allow auto-updates?

Chrome extension. This extension may have been corrupted

I faced strange bug with my extension for chrome.
If extension was loaded from source (load unpacked), it works good.
But if it was added from webstore, an error occurs.
Extension is simple play/pause button for website with podcasts.

How to reproduce:

  • install the extension;
  • click on the extension button for open pocket casts site;
  • sign in to the site (“start trial” button. Registration is required);
  • find any podcast and play it;
  • twice click on the extension button.

After that the button disappears and extension in extensions list (chrome://extensions/) contains text “This extension may have been corrupted”. After click to “repair” button the extension repairs, but after second click it disappears again.

No error messages or logs, just crush. I have no idea, how to detect a bug. Webstore support can`t help.

This bug occurs only in chrome and chromium browsers, but works good in other chromium-based browsers (for example Vivaldi and Yandex).

Video for demonstration.

Source code of the extension.

I suspect line 5 or/and 7 in log-listener.js.

If found similar problems which were resolved by adding update_url to manifest, but it`s not working for me.

My Chrome Extenstion “Flutur New Tab” does not show up on any of the Google Search Results page anymore.

Until a few days back If you searched for Flutur, a search result that redirects to the specific extension on the chrome web store used to appear.

This result used to appear before on the first search result page, but right now I cant find it anywhere, Not even if I specifically search for “Flutur new tab Chrome Store”. It seems to have completely disappeared and is severely affecting my install rate.

Here is a link to my app – https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flutur-new-tab/onebagjpomhjadhoiianmnelkbcnllnf