Extensions

Extensions are small programs that can enhance the browser's functions. For example, they can block annoying ads, enable night mode or manage passwords. In the mobile version of Yandex.Browser, you can install extensions created by the browser developers.

  1. Browser extensions
  2. Turn an extension on or off
  3. Extension functions
  4. Delete
  5. Settings
  6. Information for extension developers

Browser extensions

We have analyzed existing extensions and studied user preferences in order to select the most popular, useful, and secure extensions for the mobile Yandex.Browser.

To go to the extensions page:

  1. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.

The extensions listed on the page that appears can be installed in your browser by flipping the extension's switch to On. In addition to extensions, the list contains additional browser functions (Turbo mode, syncing).

Turn an extension on or off

  1. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. Find the extension in the list and set the switch to On/Off.

Extension functions

To see the features available in the extension and what it does:

  1. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. This opens a list of the extensions installed in the browser. Tap the desired extension.

A window will open on the screen where you can see what the extension does (for example, get a weather forecast) or access its functions (by entering a master password in your password manager, etc.).

Delete

Restriction. You can only delete extensions From other sources.
  1. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. Tap More details under the description of the extension.
  4. Tap Delete.

Settings

If you want to access extension settings:

  1. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  2. Tap Extensions.
  3. If you installed browser extensions previously, you'll see a list of them. Tap More extensions under the list.
  4. Tap More details under the description of the extension.
  5. Tap Options under the description. If you don't see this button, it means that the extension cannot be customized.

Information for extension developers

Updates

If you want to update all extensions in Yandex.Browser:

  1. In the SmartBox, enter the address browser://extensions. This opens a page with a list of all extensions installed in the browser.
  2. Tap Update extensions above the list.

Testing

If you want to test an extension that you developed in Yandex.Browser:

  1. In the SmartBox, enter the address browser://extensions. This opens a page with a list of all extensions installed in the browser.
  2. Enable Developer Mode in the upper right corner of the page.
  3. Tap Download unpacked extensions above the list.
  4. The system dialog opens for you to choose files. Its appearance and behavior depend on what Android version you're using and your list of installed apps (for example, various file managers). Find the folder with the tested extension and select the manifest.json file.

The downloaded extension will be installed in your browser and you can check how it works.

Debugging

If you want to debug your extension using Yandex.Browser for Desktop:

  1. Connect your smartphone to your computer.
  2. Launch Yandex.Browser on your smartphone.
  3. Tap  (if you don't see this button, then press the menu button on your smartphone).
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Go to Developer tools.
  6. Enable the Debug webpages via USB option.
  7. Launch Yandex.Browser on your computer.
  8. Enter browser://inspect/#devices in the SmartBox.
  9. You'll see a list of tabs that are open in the mobile browser. One of these tabs corresponds to your extension. Tap inspect under its description.