How to Install the StumbleUpon Toolbar in Google Chrome

Install the Extension

 StumbleUpon logo
StumbleUpon logo | Source

What Is StumbleUpon?

StumbleUpon is a great way to "stumble" onto online content that you likely would not otherwise find on your own searches of the ever-growing Web. Stumble, rate, share, and review content using the StumbleUpon extension for Google Chrome.

Version 4.3.5.2 has a cleaner Toolbar that lets you explore the StumbleUpon site to find new items based on your Interests and easily upload content to the site.

All types of content can be posted:

This tutorial applies only to the extension specifically for Google Chrome.

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Install StumbleUpon Toolbar for Google Chrome

You can install the Toolbar to Google Chrome by (1) heading to the Chrome Store within the browser or (2) by simply using this direct Chrome Web Store link.

Here are step-by-step directions for installing the Toolbar using each method:

(1) Find the Web Store by:

  • Open new tab in Google Chrome.
  • Click the "Web Store" icon in bottom right corner of screen OR click the right-hand arrow on the "Most Visited" screen to access your Apps and click the "Chrome Web Store" icon.
  • Enter "StumbleUpon" into the Search field in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Click the blue "Add To Chrome" button.
  • Restart Chrome to finish installation

OR

(2) Click the embedded link for the Chrome Web Store.

  • Enter "StumbleUpon" into the Search field in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Click the blue "Add To Chrome" button.
  • Restart Chrome to finish installation.

Chrome Web Store

Screenshot of Google Chrome Web Store to Download StumbleUpon extension.
Screenshot of Google Chrome Web Store to Download StumbleUpon extension. | Source

Use StumbleUpon Toolbar

When you now open Google Chrome, you will see the StumbleUpon orange icon in the top right-hand corner of the browser. Click the icon and the site's Toolbar appears. Easy!

You now have access to all of the website's features at your fingertips. Press the "Stumble!" button to see randomly sorted content. Press the thumbs up "I like it!" button or the thumbs down button depending on your interests.

Add your own content as well to the site easily using the Toolbar. Press the thumbs up button and the site takes you to the screen to add new content if you have not already added it to the site. Add new content to get photos, articles, or other media seen by site users.

StumbleUpon Toolbar

Screenshot of StumbleUpon toolbar in Google Chrome.
Screenshot of StumbleUpon toolbar in Google Chrome. | Source

The Process

You have now installed the StumbleUpon Toolbar to Google Chrome. Access the Toolbar at any time on the browser by clicking the site's icon. You can easily share and add content from across the web, as well as interacting with other site users. Enjoy the options of your new installation!

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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

I used to have Stumble on my toolbar but it has disappeared! Must add!


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ChristyWrites 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Jeff!


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howlermunkey 3 years ago from Tampa, FL

Perfect step by step, ty again Christy, another awesome hub


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank-you fjohn for your compliment and comment.


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fjohn 4 years ago from india

hi... its a great hub dear.. knowledge is valuable when it is presented in right way... and you did it.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Right on dwachira, hope you are liking the toolbar! I find it easy when are online to use it quickly.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi ChristyWrites,

I like StumbleUpon posts very much as they are very insightful and useful, i also like posting there as the audience is engaging. Thanks for such elaborate procedure, now i have the toolbar on Chrome. Voted up, useful and more.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Glad to help!


Shamsul Alam 4 years ago

Thanks


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank-you Michelle for all of your support!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Thanks for the tips for how to install stumble, extremely useful! Thanks for sharing, and I share too.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Glad to hear that Phoenix!


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks, Christy. This will come in very handy.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Game, yes I do get hits on my hubs but I make sure not to post too often. Don't want to spam the followers. I post from a variety of sites and had one blog post get over 200 reads in a day once! Thanks for the comment and read.


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Gamerelated 4 years ago from California

Good work on this article ChristyWrites. Do you get a lot of traffic from StumbleUpon? I am looking for ways to increase traffic to my Hubs. I have seen a lot of people mention it, but I have not tried it yet.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Glad the posts are helpful for you Teaches. Thanks for the vote and comment!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Voted upon for the great information on tech support regarding Stumble and Chrome. Your posts are always a great read and so useful.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Oooh Trinity, let's connect there too :) I am ChristyB3. Send me a message after you follow me and I will follow you back.


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Trinity M 4 years ago

I love this hub and I love StumbleUpon! This is as always great information. Voted up and useful.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Integrity, you have integrity :)


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I voted up for sure,Christy. COO!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@wetnosedogs, Chrome rocks! it's the ultra-Google (I just made that up but it's how I feel). Great extra features. This plug-in is specifically for that version. Your browser may have another variety for StumbleUpon; may be worth checking for.

@Rajan, Glad you will incorporate this into your routine. Thanks for making time to comment, as well as the votes and share too!

@moonlake, great to hear! Thanks for the vote too.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Can we get it in just google? I have chrome, but how is it different from google? I hardly go there, though I have heard google chrome is better than google.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very interesting and useful. I'm going to add this to Google Chrome as I use chrome & stumble upon both.

Thanks for sharing. Voted up, useful and interesting. Shared.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Very useful will have to try this. Great hub. Voted up.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Josh, too funny! Thanks for all of your support buddy.

@Jackie, Woot, glad you're along for the StumbleUpon journey. Thanks for stopping by today.

@bridalletter, Yes SU is a good way to get more page views. I agree.

@Vinaya, Chrome has many neat features. Thanks for stopping by even though you don't have the browser; great to see you.

@Janine, Excellent! I am smiling as I read that my instructions helped you do this.

@TT, Do you think it may be a glitch in your computer or conflict with other software? Thanks for stopping by and keep smiling!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Christy,

The first social media hub I can actually relate too! :) Fantastic step by step instructions! This will definitely ehelp those who are not sure of how to go about installing the Stumble toolbar. Awesome "how to" hub Christy!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have been at SU for months now, I will think about this, thanks for the info!


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

I have to use it since I can't upgrade my explorer 7. I would like to know how to access saved favorites. I don't know where they go. it will be nice to access SU on there. We increase our traffic from that site.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I don't use chrome. But when I'm using chrome, I will surely follow your advice.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Thank you for teaching me something new yet again. I just added this to my Chrome as per your instruction and love it Christy. Have voted and shared too!!


TToombs08 4 years ago

Good stuff, Christy! I had to give up Chrome cuz it kept crashing. I think I uninstalled and reinstalled it over 5 times in one week and finally kissed it goodbye. If I was still using it, I would be installing this in a heartbeat.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Bill. Your feedback assumes me that my intention is being met!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Once again, great content my friend! You are a fountain of useful knowledge and I learn from you each and every time.

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