Did you know that adding extensions to Safari on your Mac can make it better? You can add new functionality to your web browser from a wide variety of third-party developers through “browser extensions.”
These days, extensions are widely supported by the majority of browsers on the market. Users can install these add-ons from their respective shops and gain access to functions like content blocking, language correction, VPN, and more. Extensions for Safari are available on the Mac App Store.
It is up to you to manually enable the extensions you’ve installed from the App Store. This tutorial will teach you how to install Safari add-ons on a Mac computer.
How to Install Safari Browser Extensions on Mac
Installing browser extensions for Safari is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure on macOS. Just follow the steps below to get started.
- Open “Safari” on your Mac.
- Head over to Safari’s settings by clicking on “Safari” in the menu bar and choosing “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
- This will open a new settings window on your screen. Click on the “Extensions” tab as shown below.
- Here, you’ll be able to see all the installed extensions. Since you haven’t installed any, this window will be empty. Click on “More Extensions” to proceed further.
- This will open up the Mac App Store and take you to the Safari extensions page. Click on “Get” to download an extension from here.
- Next, click on “Install” as shown in the screenshot below.
- You’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID login details to confirm the installation. Once you’re done, click on “Get” to begin the installation.
- Now that you’ve installed the extension, you’ll need to enable it. To do this, head back to the “Extensions” section in Safari Preferences and check the box right next to the extension you just installed.
Now you know how to install and enable extensions in Safari on Mac.
When an extension is activated, a dedicated icon appears in Safari’s toolbar.
It’s important to note that Safari will notify you before activating any extension known to cause unacceptable performance degradation. If an extension you have installed is no longer maintained, you will be informed of this as well.
However, you can either temporarily disable the Safari extension on your Mac or completely delete it if you have speed concerns after enabling an extension. There are some paid add-ons within the store’s selection of add-ons. Safari extensions acquired from outside of the Mac App Store require unpacking before they can be installed.