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What is Manifest V3?

It's a set of changes to the Chrome extension platform introduced by Google.
With Manifest V3, Google significantly limits the capabilities of browser extensions by removing access to powerful APIs that allowed for innovation.


Manifest V3 Migration:

  • Google is mandating that all extension developers transition to Manifest V3.
  • As of this week – June 3rd 2024, Manifest V2 extensions will be disabled on some Chrome browsers.
  • Users can still manually enable Manifest V2 extensions in the coming weeks, probably next 1-2 months.
  • Within this timeframe we can and will still publish extension updates via the Chrome Web Store.


Our Progress:

  • We've been actively working on migrating ProfitView to Manifest V3.
  • Internally, we're currently testing alpha versions.


Expected Timeline:

  • We anticipate having a functional Manifest V3 version available within 1-2 months.
  • This update will then replace the current Manifest V2 version in the Chrome Web Store.


Immediate Action:

  • Until then, the best approach is to force-enable Manifest V2 support in Chrome using the procedure outlined below.
  • This will enable full original Manifest V2 support for at least a year from now!


Note: Some time in the coming weeks, Google will disable Manifest V2 support by default.
During this time, we won't be able to push updates to the Chrome Web Store until our Manifest V3 update is live.
You may need to switch to ➤ manual installation during this period to receive updates!

For at least the next year (till mid-2025) it will be possible to re-enable full Manifest V2 support in Chrome by setting a so-called Chrome Enterprise Policy.
The following steps work in any Chrome or Chromium based desktop browser – they do not require a special enterprise version.

After following this guide your Chrome/Chromium browser will support Manifest V2 based extension again like it did in the past, without disabling them on restart or warning about them!


Quick 3 Step Guide: (Windows)

  • Step 1: Open Notepad, then copy and paste the following text into it. Save the document as Enable_ManifestV2_Chrome.reg or simply download the zipped version below and open it.
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\BraveSoftware\Brave]
    "ExtensionManifestV2Availability"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Chromium]
    "ExtensionManifestV2Availability"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome]
    "ExtensionManifestV2Availability"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
    "ExtensionManifestV2Availability"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Vivaldi]
    "ExtensionManifestV2Availability"=dword:00000002
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\YandexBrowser]
    "ExtensionManifestV2Availability"=dword:00000002

    Download (zipped): https://profitview.app/xxx/Enable_ManifestV2_Chrome.zip

  • Step 2: Double click on the resulting Enable_ManifestV2_Chrome.reg file and confirm the warning prompt asking for Administrator privileges with Yes
  • Step 3: Check if the policy was installed correctly by opening Chrome and visiting the page chrome://policy, it should list the following: