Angry Birds Chrome & Google+ Control Guide

FujiToast put together this great screencast of the new Angry Birds Chrome web version, which is quite similar to Angry Birds on Google+. It will walk you through how to install it as Chrome App (not available for Google+), the user interface, the controls, basic gameplay, and the new Chrome Dimension levels (we have walkthroughs on how to unlock all of these here).

Controls That Work

  • Left click and drag navigates through the interface and launches birds.
  • Single left click triggers bird powers
  • ‘R’ – Button resets the level
  • Scroll wheel and up/down arrows will zoom in and out
  • Newer trackpads two finger swipe will zoom in and out

Controls That Don’t Work

  • ‘P’ – No longer pauses the level
  • ‘F5′ – No longer restarts the level
  • ‘ESC’ – No longer brings up the menu or exits the game
  • Pinch gestures

Note, for more conrols check out our PC, Mac, and PSP control guide.

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By Aalim Chin

You could also press the up and down arrows to zoom in and out if your mouse scroll is a POS like mine ;D

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

thanks for the info!

By Jokubas Beliauskas

You know I have all Chrome Dimensions and I want updates and The Mighty Eagle

By bdg

how does one acquire the mighty eagle anyway?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

It’s an In-App purchase.

By bdg

Thanks! I’m a noob to birds and I’m horribly hooked! Do you know if its available on Android market or is it exclusive to iPhone/ pc / MAC?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

The Chrome version is a web based version that can be played in HTML5 compatible browsers. The mobile version of Angry Birds is most definitely available for Android. Just search the Andriod Marketplace or the Amazon AppStore.

By eugene

does this game really resets every time you close chrome? or is it just because i have click and clean extension added in my chrome?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Click & Clean will do it…

By Elliott

Acctually now it’s free in poached eggs theme 1 now.

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By faceXpress (@facexpress)

One Button to restart the Level, without a slowdown by Ads? NICE :)

By JTRileysmom

Wow, that was awesome! I have a couple of questions… First, why doesn’t it work on my IPad? And second, is there any way to reset or delete and then reinstall the game? My son wants to find all the “chrome balls” again.

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

Thank you! I’d imagine the reason it doesn’t work on the iPad or iPhone is to protect the paid applications. They probably blocked any mobile browsers. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to reset the game play though. Honestly right now I’m not exactly sure how it’s saved. The only way I was able to start over is by starting the game on a different computer. Different browsers on the same computer seem to be synced.

By Tommy Hearne

If you’re using google chrome you can go into Incognito mode and this will effectively reset the game. However it wont save if you close the window. Try deleting your cookies/temporary internet files.

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By xBloopBloopx (@xbloopbloopx)

Howd you do that at 3:56?!? I clicked Level 1 atleast 100 times with no result

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

@xBloopBloopx Hard to say, This the first I’ve heard of anybody haveing trouble like that. Have you tried a different browser and/or computer? Restarted the browser and/or computer?

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By xBloopBloopx (@xbloopbloopx)

I dont know what the hell is going on, but its only when I click on level one that nothing happens. Iv tried chrome and firefox. I have not tried a different computer however. This one is running on Vista…

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I have successfully run the game on Vista with Chrome, so it’s not an OS issue. Unfortunately, I’m not really sure why it won’t work.

By Tara

I’m having the same problem. Nothing happens when I click on Level 1. I’ve updated all plug-ins, restarted both Firefox and Chrome and my PC. Same results. Has anyone found a fix for this yet?

By Brooke

Also having this problem, have tried all the above and still will not work :(

By Brooke

Having the same problem :(

By thespianic

Uninstall the extension and re-download and install it. I had the same problem but it’s now working.

By brooke

I had a sound card installed into my laptop and then it strarted to work .

By Roops

Uninstalled the extn. It doesnt work.. :( it work perfectly in my laptop (Win 7) but not in my PC. Can somebody help me?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Maybe, but it by no means clear what the issue is.

By Dina

It was working fine for many days, then suddenly, i cd not ‘load’ the birds… I uninstalled it from chrome and reinstalled.. same problem! Now it loads, then i click on level one, and the first game shows. But wehen I Click on the bird to pull the catapult, there is just no response to my clicking. But if i click the reload icon at the top, that works.

By Dina

hmmm… i just checked my java… it was up to date. then i cleared my cache and history.. hey presto! now it works!

By Dina

Oh NO! after one click, it was giving trouble again. cd not click on the second bird to laod it! This repeated a few times. Now I find that this could be because i zoomed out, because when i zoomed in to max. it started to work. This bug was NOT there a few days ago..

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By Hugefan

Can you get angry birds chrome on the iPod?

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

Negative, I would imagine they blocked all mobile browsers to protect their mobile apps.

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By Hugefan

Do you think it will be available at a later date?

By bloodywing07

This is awesome. However, I have Click&Clean installed with my Chrome, and every time I close the browser, all my save data is lost. I have tried almost every combination of not deleting stuff, including the local storage and stuff, but I cant for the life of me figure out which one needs to be unchecked so that my save data stays. Any ideas? If not I will just get rid of Click&Clean.

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By Ryan

Try to bookmark it. I’ve try it and it works for me. I use windows 7. Hope it really works. I’ve restart my computer too and it still working.

By GundamAria

hello,i want to play the chrome angry birds,when i finish installing and entering the game,i cant click the level 1 bar,can someone help me? thanks before

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

I’m a bit confused. With the Chrome version there is nothing to install. Did you mean loading?

By Tara

I’m still having the same issue. After it loads in both Firefox and in the latest Chrome version, I can click Play, but then when I try and click on Level 1, nothing happens.

By Farrukh

I don’t know how I fixed it but its working now. What I can confirm is that I wanted to play it badly so I tried keying in the whole alphabet (QWERTY … etc) and then the numbers 1-0 and then finally the Function buttons F1 – F5. This is when the browser got refreshed due to F5 and on the next loading I could click on level 1 :)

I am guessing one of the Function buttons fixed it. So try that and if not that then all the keys on the keyboard ;p

By Brooke

I tried pushing all the buttons and still no luck :(

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By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

Try deleting the cache, cookies, then closing and reopening the browser. Also, you can try another browser, like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc.

By Nan

Help! I have played levels 1-3, found all the chrome balls to get to level 4, have gotten all 3 stars in level 4. Now… how do I get to level 5? I can left-click and drag to navigate between levels 1, 2, and 3; I can’t drag any further than 3. Why not? What am I doing wrong??

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not out yet. A tweet today said more levels in July

By Nan

Thanks so much for telling me. It’s been driving me crazy.

By MST

I’ve worked through the level 1 game (poached eggs) and am trying to get to level two, but I can’t figure out how to do it. I have gotten the chrome levels as well, but level 2 just isn’t showing up anywhere…
Help? (I’m new to the game and using chrome, so it might be user stupidity, more than anything else.)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Those levels aren’t out yet for Chrome. We are expecting an update in July, I believe.

By neodayao

Well i can’t install it because it requires to sign in but im too young (my age is 7). What i should do?

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By Eddie (@angrybirdiscool)

In google chrome or firefox go to http://chrome.angrybirds.com. You don’t have to install it.

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By Eddie (@angrybirdiscool)

Also for IE9!

By neodayao

Thanks for the reply. It didnt work, but my dad just signed his Google account then i just click add to chrome. See? He is helpful. ;)

By param

hi how install rio in crome

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The only Chrome Beta available right now is the original Angry Birds. Not sure if Rovio has plans to bring the other games to Chrome.

By sam

how do you restart your angry birds beta game?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Clearing your browser’s history and cache should do the job.

By yellowbird

how to save the google chrome angry birds ?
every i close the browser im still back on the level 1

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Chrome uses LocalStorage to save your progress. LocalStorage is similar to cookies, but not removed if you just clear your cookies. Anyhow, do you happen to have cookies disabled or did you set up exclusions? You can find this setting in Chrome under Options > Under the Hood > Content Settings. At the top the first block is called, “Cookies”. You’ll likely want it set to, “Allow local data to be set (recommended)”. Oh, and if you have, “Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser” enabled your progress will be wiped every time you restart Chrome.

By southern belle

ok. now i’ve got my husband addicted too & he’s playing MY games!! does anyone know how we can have separate games going on the same pc? i thought i could just bookmark one for him & one for me, but since it’s the same web address, all that happens is the bookmark name changes.
as noted in earlier posts, even going on a different browser it recognizes where you were in your game.
it’s not fair that he gets to start on level 3 after i worked so hard to get there!

and is it time for a 12-step program yet?

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Have you tried creating a different user account for him? That is probably the best way to do this.

By southern belle

i assumed you meant “user” on our pc? i already had a second user account….created when i migrated things from an old pc to this one, so i tried it…and i was able to get the game from scratch. so that worked. thanks.

By jessibel obreque

how can i save my previous game?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

To save your Chrome progress, check out this post.

Your progress on G+ is stored in the cloud, so it is saved to your G+ account automatically.

By Ron Phipps

I need help. I played Angry birds for a few days on Chrome and now it will not load. I have sent several reports but no response. Anyone have this happen to them.. it does not load up even though it is installed? There is just a blank box where the game is supposed to be..

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Unfortunately you may have to completely clear your cache and try loading it again. Note, when you do this your progress will be completely erase because it’s stored locally. There is a way to backup this progress though, so before you do anything I might recommend that. If you want to avoid this in the future you might consider switching to the Google+ version, as the progress is stored in the cloud.

By Niles

Iv’e completed all 3 levels in Poached Eggs and Iv’e completed all 7 levels in Dimension. I have all top scores on every game.

What comes next, what is the next level of play using Google Chrome? How do I reach more levels of play using Google Chrome?

Thanks:)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You will need to wait for an update, which we are expecting soon. It will likely unlock “The Mighty Hoax”.

By Zita

Any idea of when this update will come?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No, Rovio does not release information about future updates.

By isabella

i cant go to level one if i click it!!!!!!!!! thats my problem :(

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Try restarting your computer.

By bobbye

i was on level 15 with all complete i can not find that game it starts me over with level 1 can you help

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Are you playing on chrome.angrybirds.com? Progress is saved in Local Storage — which is erased whenever you clear your cache. You may he better suited to play on plus.google.com, which saves data in the cloud.

By Ruth

me too! It doesnt matter if I go thru facebook app or straight to the internet. I must start over EVERY time. AND once I get to the second level, it wont let me in. HELP please?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

There is no Facebook app. So you aren’t playing an official game.

By person 24/7

<3 thanks but how do you downlode it :/

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Can play Chrome Beta at chrome.angrybirds.com on a computer (not on a mobile device).

By sharon

When i loaded angry birds from google chrome it told me to click here to play offline, yet i have to be online to play. I don’t understand, how can i add it to my desktop to get it without internet?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

If you are using the Chrome browser, then you should be able to navigate to chrome.angrybirds.com and play in-browser regardless of your internet connection. It doesn’t put anything on your desktop, but it doesn’t require an active Internet connection.

By Ali

I think you can zoom in and out using up arrow and down arrow.
the question is, is there any button u press it to show the guide line?

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By Tech Artist (@tech-artist)

So, I installed Angry Birds Chrome through the link in Chrome(so I can play offline if needed) but the only levels I have access to offline are Poached Eggs?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Try restarting your browser.

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By Tech Artist (@tech-artist)

Did that and reinstalled the game(which means going through PE again…) and I even have my Google account synced to my browser and am signed in. Still only have access to PE.

Here is my 3 screens(2 offline and one online):
http://i43.tinypic.com/sfecz6.jpg

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Strange. Issue seems to be that you aren’t logged in moreso than being offline.

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By Tech Artist (@tech-artist)

Even though I am logged in while offline: http://i43.tinypic.com/2dt6fev.png

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