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Friday, October 19, 2018

How to Delete Apps from Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are great because they don’t require huge hard drives, but there are some instances where that can also be a limitation. With modern Chromebooks being able to install a slew of apps from multiple sources, they can fill up quickly.

Currently, you can install Android apps from the Google Play Store, Chrome apps, and Linux applications. So storage space can become a concern pretty quickly. And with streaming services like Netflix letting you download your favorite movies and shows for offline playback, you could be faced with a device that doesn’t have enough space for everything you need.

Fortunately, it’s straightforward to uninstall apps you don’t use anymore from your Chromebook, no matter where they came from.

How to Uninstall an Android App from Your Chromebook

For most users, Android apps from the Google Play Store are likely to be the main reason they need to clear up space, so we’ll start there.

If you’re using the Chromebook with a trackpad or mouse, two-finger click (trackpad) or right-click (mouse) while the mouse pointer is hovering over an app’s icon and then click “Uninstall.”

If you’re using a Chrome OS tablet—or just like using your Chromebook’s touchscreen—tap and hold on the app’s icon and then tap “Uninstall.”

How to Uninstall a Chrome App from Your Chromebook

If your application came from the Chrome Web Store, that’s easy to remove as well. And if you’re unsure where an app came from, the process is identical to uninstalling an Android app.

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