Manjunath Narayan has been an Engineer at BlazeMeter and Broadcom's DevOps group since 2016. His background was in DevOps Consulting, Release Automation and Test Data Management,  His previous role was in test data management - assisting clients in installing and upgrading the environment and helping them to adapt for the test data environment and his current focus is in client advocacy. 

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Jul 08 2021

How to Install and Upgrade the BlazeMeter Chrome Extension

The BlazeMeter Chrome Extension is a free recording tool for recording, browsing, uploading and running your testing scripts. The Chrome Extension supports recording JMX, JSON or YML files, for running in JMeter, Taurus or BlazeMeter. Read on to learn how to upgrade and configure the Chrome extension and how to run it in incognito mode.




Open the Google Web Store on your Chrome Browser.



Enter “BlazeMeter” in the search field. 



You will find the “BlazeMeter – The Continuous Testing Platform” in the search results:



Select it and then click on “Add to Chrome”. 



Select “Add Extension” to add the extension to your chrome extension. 


After adding the extension, you will find the BlazeMeter Icon in the Chrome Extension List.


If you can’t see the BlazeMeter icon in the Chrome Shortcut -



Select the Extensions Icon, More Actions and choose Pin to find the Extension Shortcut in the Chrome.





You can follow the same installation procedure for upgrading to the latest version of BlazeMeter Chrome Extension.. 


If you see both the versions in the Chrome Extension List, you can 


  1. Navigate to “Customize and control Google Chrome “ 
  2. Then to More tools 
  3. Choose - Extensions 



If you find two versions of the Plugins, you can either remove or hide the earlier one.



Extension in Incognito Mode 


By Default, Chrome Extensions are disabled in Incognito Mode.  You can enable them by:


Navigating to Chrome Extension -> More Tools Extensions -> Details



Selecting “On All Sites”  and Enabling the “Allow in Incognito” option. 



You will now find the BlazeMeter Icon on the Chrome Extension in incognito mode.


Happy recording and testing! To learn how to use the extension, click here.

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