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Very long extension moderation process

  • Our addon for example ( as I think with most other users, it is also written under Google Chrome browser and is in the store (, and it is not 100% identical, if there was a field in which I could indicate this I indicated what was the point of checking it if it was already checked? Moreover, the addon may change in some cases several times a month, and it’s not actual, of course, for customers it’s not interesting, they use in this case other browsers, in which it is up-to-date and working. The checkout time in Google is 1 hour, you used to have about a week, which is uncritical, but recently it happens once in half a year.

  • Hello, Opera team

    our extension was first submitted for moderation on 7 september 2017, today it is 27 march 2019 and it is still not moderated. That is 565 days or 1,54 years. Please let me know you thoughts on this matter.

    Extension ID: moekeoinnnfapinppebpbffhaeeejlgp

    Thank you

  • When will this mockery of extension developers finally stop?
    Why do we have to wait so long? It seems to me that nobody is just doing this, the extensions are abandoned. I am sure that a team of several people in a month would check all that has accumulated over the years.

  • The expansion from Dec 3, 2018 has not passed the moderation. The situation is absolutely not adequate. I did not abandon the hopes of moderating my extension just because extensions from your store are suitable for the yandex browser. If it were not for this fact, I would have stopped the development for your browser for a long time. And many developers from Russia, Ukraine and other countries would have done the same. Shame Opera

  • For me, last extension they approved took 136 days...


  • @kurtq now my extention was submitted couple of days ago

  • It sure would be infinitely easier and cheaper for both developers and Opera if the Opera team would allow extensions to be loaded from the Chrome Web Store as the Vivaldi and Brave browsers do.

    Here is my math:

    Cost for developers to submit and Opera to review extensions = X
    Cost if we just used the Chrome Web Store = 0

    X divided by 0 = ∞

    Does anyone see a mistake in my math?

  • Previously, it was, through an extension called "Install Chrome Extensions". Now it does not work. I can not understand the development path of the Opera browser

  • I submitted a new extension and its still awaiting moderation since 5 April 2019.Could a moderator please give me an update?.

    Extension ID : bpijoicbfembopnchnpmnnjjlhflmddi

    Kind Regards

  • @seosnitchosm In the queue please, I have from Dec 3, 2018 🙂
    But seriously, people do not moderate over the years. It's very sad

  • F-Notifier v2.2.1 was submitted. Awaiting moderation.
    arnaudligny; Jul 20, 2018 11:23:18 AM UTC

    I'm sad... 😕

  • 2 months ago the moderation process started over again. But now is dead again. Even extensions with hundreds of thousands of users are on hold.
    It's impossible to work for Opera this way.

  • @kurtq Why do you need an extension Opera? write for Google Сhrome, Chrome extensions work very well on Yandex.

  • @adsfactory-russia Is the extension from the Google Chrome store can be installed on Yandex? The manual of Yandex states that it installs extensions from the Opera store

  • @kurtq said in Very long extension moderation process:

    Is the extension from the Google Chrome store can be installed on Yandex? The manual of Yandex states that it installs extensions from the Opera store

    Yes, of course you can, I do not know what is written in the documentation, but the extensions work fine, so you can try installing on Yandex. Google Crome, Yandex and Opera are written on the Blink engine (created by Google corp.) and basically there are no problems with extensions.
    But Opera developers block and do not allow the installation of extensions from Google Play. For me, this is a shock, the developers themselves for several years have not been able to fix the mess in their work, they haven’t checked the expansion for years and didn’t allow the installation through a Google Play.
    Let the Opera developers at least learn from the best, allow the installation of extensions through Google Play before they finish their work on automatically checking extensions, then allow them to allow installation only through your store. I do not understand, why they torment users for years? They are waiting for all developers to rebel and ignore the Opera as a whole, as was the case with the Internet Explorer ...))) Microsoft also tormented all web developers with its non-standard browser, in the end everyone started to refuse IE. And only In the end, Microsoft realized its mistake and, starting with IE 11, made normal browsers with generally accepted standards ...

  • How are things going with "automatic moderation"? Someone moderated recently?

  • Is there any way to get information from developers on the status of the moderation process? I have queued my extension on 26.04, and still not a single sign from Opera. If any admin reads it, my package ID is 236717. It has never been reviewed.
    If there is something wrong with the extension I'd like to know that and fix it. Same if you need some additional information / access. But I've never heard back from anyone, this is very frustrating 😕

  • I'm waiting nearly 2 years now guys 🤷🏼♂

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  • Guys, my addition is moderated for quite a while. How to know when it will be ready?