Chromebooks aren’t always the most generous with storage, so it never hurts to eliminate apps you don’t use. There are two main ways you can delete apps on Chromebooks, both of which will take less than a minute of your time. You can uninstall the ones you no longer have any use for right from the app drawer or via the Google Play Store.
- In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher. Up arrow .
- Right-click the app you want to remove. Tip: Or, on your keyboard, press Shift + Search + Increase volume . Or press Shift + Launcher + Increase Volume .
- Select Uninstall or Remove from Chrome.
- Select Remove.
How To Delete Apps On A Chromebook
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1. Open the Launcher — thats the circle icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
2. Click the up-carrot to view all of your apps.
3. Right-click on the app you want to uninstall by tapping the trackpad with two fingers.
4. Select “Uninstall” or “Remove from Chrome.”
5. Click “Remove.”
Alternatively, if you dont see the thing youre looking for in your apps menu, it might not be an app but instead a Chrome extension.
You can disable a Chrome extension by clicking the three stacked dots in the upper-right corner of a Chrome window and selecting “More tools” and then “Extensions.” Then turn off whichever extension you dont want anymore.
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How to delete apps on Chromebooks via the app drawer
Click the circular icon in the bottom-left corner of your Chromebook, and then click the up arrow to see the list of apps you have installed on your device. Find the app you want to remove, right-click it, and select the “Uninstall” option. Click “Uninstall” again when the window pops up, and you’re good to go.
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Keep in mind that the process is more or less identical for uninstalling an app you’ve downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. The only difference is that the option to remove an app will be labeled as “Remove from Chrome” instead of “Uninstall.”
Step-by-step instructions on how to uninstall apps on Chromebook: