Google Chrome will move to Manifest V3 Extensions in 2024 causing Older Extensions to Break | Summary and Q&A

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November 19, 2023
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Google Chrome will move to Manifest V3 Extensions in 2024 causing Older Extensions to Break

TL;DR

Google has decided to proceed with the deprecation of Manifest Version 2 extensions despite previous delays, with support ending in mid-2024.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the reason behind Google's decision to deprecate Manifest Version 2 extensions?

Google claims that the decision to deprecate Manifest Version 2 extensions is aimed at improving privacy and security, although it received criticism for limiting certain ad blockers.

Q: When will the support for Manifest Version 2 extensions end?

The support for Manifest Version 2 extensions will end by mid-2024, specifically in June or July of that year.

Q: How will the deprecation of Manifest Version 2 extensions impact users?

Users impacted by the roll-out will have Manifest Version 2 extensions automatically disabled in their browser and will no longer be able to install them from the Chrome web store.

Q: What alternative options will Chrome users have after the deprecation of Manifest Version 2 extensions?

Chrome users will be encouraged to find alternative up-to-date extensions and will receive guidance from Google on actions they can take to transition to new extensions.

Q: Will Firefox continue to support Manifest Version 2 extensions?

No, Firefox plans to support both Manifest Version 2 and Manifest Version 3 extensions, providing users with more flexibility in installing extensions.

Q: What improvements have been made in Manifest Version 3 extensions?

Google states that Manifest Version 3 extensions have been improved in several areas, including offscreen documents support, better control over service worker lifetimes, user scripts API, and improved content filtering support.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Google has decided to resume its plan to deprecate Manifest Version 2 extensions.

  • The support for Manifest Version 2 will end by mid-2024.

  • The decision to proceed aims to improve privacy and security, although it limits certain ad blockers.

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