LastPass won’t install on Chrome? Fix it with these steps

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A LastPass account should give you access to your data anywhere upon logging in. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we want them to.

Many users have attempted several times to install LastPass on Chrome and the plugin is failing to show up or activate.

They have a LastPass vault and login, but the plug-in is needed to make the vault interact with both username and password boxes.

Others think they created a LastPass account and installed the web browser extension. In spite of that, the LastPass icon doesn’t show in their web browser toolbar.

So it seems that the number of problems with LastPass installation on Chrome have increased lately.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’re getting the hang of this behavior and help you address the issue.


Quick tip

Sometimes, instead of trying to fix recurring errors, it’s better to simply replace your password manager. And our recommendation in this case is  Dashlane.

Presently, Dashlane is one of the best password managers on the market in terms of efficiency, security, and customer support responsiveness. And it’s definitely better than LastPass when it comes to working smoothly.

If you’re looking to use Dashlane in your Chrome browser instead of using the app, you’ll find a dedicated extension in the Chrome Web Store.

After installing it, the recommendation is to also enable the Standalone mode, by opening the extension, clicking on Details, and then on Extension options.

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How can I install the LastPass extension on Chrome?

1. Reinstall or update the web Chrome extension

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2. Check that LastPass isn’t disabled from view in the extension bar

LastPass disabled in extension bar

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Select the three vertical dots next to the profile icon.
  3. Click More tools.
  4. Then, click Extensions.
  5. Additionally, you may copy and paste chrome://extensions into the navigation bar in Chrome.
  6. Simply turn the setting on to enable LastPass.

Remember that extensions are small software programs that tailor Chrome functionality to your preferences. Let’s assume that LastPass is only listed but not enabled in your browser’s extensions.

So you have to change that right away if you want the LastPass icon to display in your web browser toolbar.

If you happen to find that LastPass is not listed at all, try reinstalling it. Go to the LastPass extension and simply click Add to Chrome. You’ll then see the new extension in your browser as a button on the toolbar.


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3. Confirm that other Chrome extensions aren’t interfering

Chrome extension

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More.
  3. Select More Tools > Extensions.
  4. Uncheck the Enabled box to temporarily disable your other Chrome extensions.
  5. Do not click the trash button to remove them.
  6. You are now presented with a confirmation box. Confirm your action.
  7. You may re-enable LastPass.

Note: Re-enabling extensions in Chrome is as easy as returning to the Extensions screen and ticking the box next to Enable.


4. Check if another plug-in is interfering

Chrome plug-in

  1. Go to chrome://extensions in your Chrome address bar.
  2. You may also use the menu button at the top right corner of Chrome to access More tools > Extensions.
  3. Scroll to the plug-ins list.
  4. Click on them one by one.
  5. Then, just click the slider to toggle the plug-ins off.
  6. Re-enable LastPass now and check if the issue persists.

So these are the exact steps to complete in order to fix LastPass installation problems on Chrome. For further help with this, use the comments section found below.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2019 and was updated and revamped in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.