Working with apps

Apps cover a wide range of functions and features, but you can do some basic actions with each of them.

If you need help with an app that you've installed in your Shopify admin, then see Getting support for apps.

Install an app

After you've found an app that you want to use, you need to add it to your store. If you're installing an app from the Shopify App Store, then click Add app on the app's listing page:

The Add app button on the app's listing page

After you click Add app, you need to authorize the app in your Shopify admin.

If you're installing an app from a third-party developer's website, then click the related install link. After you click the install link, you need to authorize the app in your Shopify admin. At this step, you receive a warning that the app isn't from the Shopify App Store. This doesn't necessarily mean that the app isn't safe to use. However, the app has not been through the verification and approval process that's required for apps that are listed in the Shopify App Store.

Open an app in Shopify

You can see all the apps that you have installed from the Apps page in Shopify:

View an app's about page

The app's about page lets you view information about the app and perform actions related to the app, such as viewing the app's listing on the Shopify App Store, writing a review for the app, and checking for any app compatibility issues.

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Edit an app's preferences

You can edit an app's preferences from the app's about page.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click About beside the name of the app.

  3. Click Edit preferences.

View an app's invoice

You can check an app's invoice to see more information about the billing and usage charges associated with the app.

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Change the app's proxy URL

Some apps use a proxy URL to get and show dynamic content on a page of your online store, such as product galleries, wishlist apps, or custom forms. The default proxy URL is set by the app developer, but you can change it in the Shopify admin.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps.

  2. Click About beside the name of the app.

  3. In the App proxy section, click Customize URL.

  4. Enter the new proxy URL.

  5. Click Save.

View an app's permissions and privacy policy

You can view an app's permissions and privacy policy from the app's about page.

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Uninstall an app

You can remove an app from your store from the Apps page in Shopify.

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