What Is an Add-On, Plug-In, or Extension?

In the internet world, it is often to hear about an add-on, plug-in, or extension in daily browsing life. But what they do?


First, it is important to know the difference among them.

Is there really a difference? Maybe they were defined with a difference at first, but all of them are used for the same purpose these days.

Though there are a few differences in the definitions, all of them related to changing something with the program. This program would be a software, a browser, or a game.

In detail, a browser extension or plug-in helps to do something on the browser. Or a software plug-in do something more to do. For example, if I installed a Pinterest add-on, it will be on my browser and helps me to share any web page link to my Pinterest profile with a few clicks using the add-on button. And some plug-ins of a software will do something to improve the video, audio, or other program.

Many add-ons and plug-ins are available for free while other premium add-ons and plug-ins works with a fee.

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