Register your developer account

Before you can publish items on the Chrome Web Store, you must register as a CWS developer and pay a one-time registration fee. You must provide a developer email when you create your developer account; here are some tips about which email to choose:

  • Because you will receive important emails about your extension or you may want to delete one of your accounts, we suggest using a new email account just for publishing your Chrome Web Store items.
  • Make sure this is an email that you check frequently since it's where you will receive important alerts or announcements.
  • If you already host your item in Google Play and you want your Chrome Web Store listing to show an "Available for Android" link, your item must have the same name as your Google Play listing, and both items must be owned by the same developer account. To transfer your Chrome Web Store item to a different developer, submit this form.
  • After an account is created, you cannot change its email address. If you need to change an email address, you'll need to create a new account and transfer your Chrome Web Store items to it. To transfer an item, use this form.
  • If you recently deleted your Chrome Web Store developer account, you can't reuse its associated email identity to create a new one.

To register, just access the developer console. The first time you do this, the following registration screen will appear. First agree to the developer agreement and policies then pay the registration fee.

Screenshot of the Chrome Web Store developer registration page

Once you pay the registration fee and agree to the terms, you will not see this registration page again.

Next steps

  1. Continue setting up your developer account
  2. Prepare your extension
  3. Publish to the Chrome Web Store