Google is now
inviting developers to submit their Chrome extensions to the Chrome Extensions gallery
. At the moment, it is only possible to upload extensions to the
, currently in limited beta. Google will soon allow two-way traffic in a limited manner, meaning that some beta testers will be allowed to download the extensions that are uploaded in the next few days.
All extensions will have to pass through a fully automated review process, except for those extensions “that include an NPAPI component and all content scripts that affect "file://" URLs.” Extensions beyond the scope of the automated review process will be vetted manually. Developers can supplement their extensions with explanatory text, screenshots and/or YouTube videos.
“During the last few months, our team has been working hard to support extensions in Google Chrome's beta channel. Today, we are getting one step closer to this goal; developers can now upload their extensions to Google Chrome's extension gallery. We are making the upload flow available early to make sure that developers have the time to publish their extensions ahead of our full launch,” programmer Lei Zheng wrote on the Chromium blog.