Uninstalls an add-on, given its ID.

This API requires the "management" API permission.

  id,                   // string
  options,              // object
  function(info) {...}  // function

This API is also available as in a version that returns a promise.


string. ID of the add-on to uninstall.
object. Object which may contain a single property, showConfirmDialog. If showConfirmDialog is true, the browser will show a dialog asking the user to confirm that the add-on should be uninstalled.
  • If id is the calling add-on's ID, showConfirmDialog defaults to false.
  • If id is a the ID of a different add-on, this option is ignored and the confirmation dialog is always shown.
function. Callback function. If the user canceled uninstallation, then runtime.lastError will be set and you can check for it in this callback.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic support Yes No No No Yes


Uninstall the add-on whose ID is "my-addon-id", asking the user to confirm. In the callback, check whether the user canceled uninstallation.

var id = "my-addon-id";

function uninstalling() {
  if (chrome.runtime.lastError) {
}, uninstalling);


This API is based on Chromium's API. This documentation is derived from management.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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