I might switch to Brave on Android, but I can't figure out how to use extensions

Description of the issue: I can’t install extensions on mobile

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open Google
  2. Type ‘ublock origin’
  3. Go to the first result
  4. Observe that there is no download button, only an offer to get it on desktop

Expected result: There should be a download button

Brave Version( check About Brave): 1.28.106

Mobile Device details
Pixel 5
Android 11

You can’t use extension on mobile version.
Neither in chrome or any other browser except kiwi browser.

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Like @Adison pointed out correctly, you can’t install extensions in Brave Android as of the moment. Brave developers are waiting on some Chromium upstream changes so they can introduce support for extensions, you can track all that in the Github ticket below.

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That’s a shame. Thanks for letting me know.

That’s not actually shame. It’s really hard to put extension feature on Android and even if they do then only a few extensions will work. This is really a huge task to do.

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I suggest taking a look at the following comments from the Github ticket I linked above. That will give you a slight idea of the current situation.

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/4493#issuecomment-824166066
https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/4493#issuecomment-824192693
https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/4493#issuecomment-825085265

Once the Chromium upstream changes become a fact, Brave developers will introduce support for extensions by enabling them incrementally.

https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/4493#issuecomment-825074783

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