How to Delete Apps on Chromebook – The Fastest (Yet, Most Detailed) Tutorial Ever

Deleting apps on your Chromebook is a cinch.

I’ll tell you how to remove an app permanently from your Chromebook so you can free up space and install other apps (if you wish).

Here’s how to do it.

Delete apps on your Chromebook with this guide.
Learn how to easily uninstall apps from your Chromebook.

Step 1: Open the Chrome Launcher.

You can do this easily in one of two ways:

Method 1: You can click on the circular icon on the lower left-hand corner of your screen.

Method 2: You can simply press the Launcher key on your keyboard (hint: it’s the magnifying glass icon- where “CAPS LOCK” is on a traditional Windows keyboard).

Either way, it’ll then open up a small window with all your most frequently used apps along with a search bar that’ll come in handy.

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Step 2: Find the app you want to uninstall from your laptop.

Look through the list of apps and locate the one you want to remove from your Chromebook.

If you can’t find it, you can click on the “see all” link at the bottom of the window to view all your apps. I don’t know if that’s the exact text (because it may have changed with a Chrome OS update), but it’s something along those lines. You’ll find it.

Pro-tip: You can easily find the app you want using the search bar or even your voice. Just start typing the name of the app in the search bar and it’ll give you automatic suggestions of apps currently installed as well as apps online that you can install. You don’t even need to know the whole name. You can also do the same using your voice if you enable voice dictation.


Step 3: Open the options menu.

When you find the app you want to delete, simply right-click on it. This is easily done by touching the trackpad with two fingers. After you do that, an options menu will pop up.

(There are a ton more secret Chromebook tricks and gestures you can do with the trackpad. You should check ‘em out and impress your friends.)

Step 4: Delete the app.

Click on “uninstall” from the options menu. Your Chromebook will now uninstall the app. It’s fully deleted from your laptop.

If you visit the same app on the Chrome Web Store again, it’ll be ready to install if you want to install it again.

That’s it. You’re done.

Well, there you have it. A quick guide on how to remove unwanted apps from your device. Easy enough, right? It’s gotta be.

If you have any questions, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP =].

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About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (check the "Contact Us" page).

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