Earlier google provided free inline extensions but now Google announced that Chrome will no longer support the extensions which were installed inline. Google also says that new extensions will lose inline installation starting from today whereas to look for the benefit of others and treating everyone equally it claims that the existing extensions will lose the ability in three months and Google also claimed that in the early December the inline install API will be removed from the browser with the release of Chrome 71. This will affect the users which install extensions directly from websites by disabling inline installations, it will majorly affect Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS, users. If we talk about mobile platform, not firefox, but chrome still manage to support extensions.
Google is the biggest in its own way it keeps regular cracks down on apps and extension which will cause a poor experience for the chrome users. an example of cryptocurrency mining extensions, earlier in April the company outlined its ban on it. yes, it is true that Chrome Web Store is the only way by which users can install extensions but this change is really an evolution of a shift that started around three years ago. like in the above paragraph, in the same way in 2015 Google began blocking extension which was not listed in the Chrome Web Store and later in December 2015 only, Chrome
Web Store disabled the inline installation of some chrome extensions.
After researching and investigations about the extensions both the moves were made in the interest of control and security: because of this, the biggest search engine Google wanted to block extensions that were tricking users which were into installing unwanted tools and also that adhere to its rules. By looking towards this point the critics have argued that such moves make the Chrome Web Store a walled garden whereas Google ultimately protects them by insists pushing users to the store.
By insists on pushing users to download it from chrome has resulted in less uninstallation and fewer complaints because Chrome users are more informed about an extension’s functionality prior to installing. likewise, in other ways installing the extensions only from Chrome Web Store will reduce the chance of disappointment or unexpected changes to Chrome. In 2011 chrome gained inline extensions installation support. Chrome’s goal was to let users seamlessly install extensions from developers’ websites but usually, after 7 years, The largest search engine Google has decided that the cons outweighed the pros.
Now here is the timeline for the future’s removal
June 12: Installations such as inline will be soon unavailable to all newly published extensions. First published extensions today or later that attempt to call the chrome. Almost the install function will automatically redirect the user to the Chrome Web Store in a new tab to complete the installation.
September 12: Google officially claimed that Inline installation will be disabled for existing extensions, and users will be automatically redirected to the Chrome Web Store to complete the installation.
December 4: With the release of Chrome 71 the inline install API method will be removed. on December 4 the release of Chrome 71 is currently slate, but yes that date can even shift. Also, the developers which distribute extensions using inline installation should update the install buttons on their website before December (best practices and install badges).