Extensions are small programs that can enhance the browser's functionality. For example, they can block annoying ads, enable night mode or manage passwords. In Yandex Browser, you can install extensions created by the browser's developers as well as extensions from the Opera add-ons catalog.

Attention. Unfortunately, there are a lot of malicious extensions since they are not only created by browser developers, but also by third-party programmers. That's why Yandex Browser disables extensions from unverified sources and regularly checks extensions that were installed earlier to verify their authenticity.
  1. View the list of extensions
  2. Actions with extensions
  3. Extension icon
  4. Set keyboard shortcuts for extensions
  5. What extensions are not supported by Yandex Browser?

View the list of extensions

Based on a careful analysis of existing extensions and user preferences, we selected the most popular, useful and secure extensions for Yandex Browser.

To open the extensions list, click  → Extensions. The page that opens shows the browser extensions you can install. To do this, toggle the button next to the extension name to On. In addition to extensions, the list shows optional browser features (for example, syncing).

Actions with extensions

In addition to Yandex Browser extensions, you can install Opera adds-ons that are compatible with Yandex Browser.

  1. Click  → Extensions.
  2. At the bottom of the page, click Yandex Browser extension catalog.
  3. Go to the page of the extension you want to install and click + Add to Yandex Browser.
  4. In the window that opens, review the list of data that the extension will have access to. If you are willing to allow the extension to access your data, proceed with the installation.

Extension icon

When some extensions are on, an icon appears to the right of the SmartBox. When you click the icon, you can access the extension’s features:

  1. Right-click the extension icon.
  2. Select Hide button.

Set keyboard shortcuts for extensions

You can set keyboard shortcuts to quickly activate an extension or perform various actions with it.

  1. Click  → Extensions.
  2. Click Keyboard shortcuts for extensions at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select the desired extension.
  4. Choose the action that you want to assign a shortcut to and click in the field to the right of it.
  5. Press and hold one or more modifier keys (Ctrl, Shift, Alt) and a key of your choice.
  6. Click OK.

What extensions are not supported by Yandex Browser?

Yandex Browser only supports extensions from the Opera add-ons catalog, which are checked to ensure they are safe. If you try to install an extension from a different source, you will see one of these notifications:

Incompatibility message Reason for failure

“Yandex blocked installation of a potentially dangerous extension”

This extension is malicious and has been black-listed.

“Yandex Browser does not support this extension”

The extension is not technically compatible with Yandex Browser.

The installer says the extension was successfully installed, but it does not appear on the extensions page.

The extension is not technically compatible with Yandex Browser.