How to View Memory Usage of Extensions in Google Chrome

The good thing about popular browsers like Firefox or Google Chrome is that they allow you to install extension to increase their functionality. The bad thing about extension is that it can sometime take up lots of memory and bring the browser down. If your Google Chrome is running slow and you suspect that one of the extensions is consuming too much memory, but you are not sure which one is it, here is a quick trick to view memory usage of each extension.

1. Open a new tab in your Google Chrome browser.

2. Type “about:memory” in the URL bar and press “Enter”.

It will show a page that details the memory usage of each extension.


Once you know which extension is not performing well, uninstall it or disable it temporarily.

That’s it.


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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