How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu guide includes: step by step guide to install Chrome by GUI and terminal command for Ubuntu beginners. Guide also has information for update Chrome in Ubuntu.

Google Chrome is not open source. If you try to find Chrome in Ubuntu Software Center, you will not find it there. Chromium is open source and available in Software Center.

If you want to install Google Chrome and not Chromium on Ubuntu, then following step by step guides is for you.

Note: Google Chrome is not available for 32-bit operating system. So, make sure you have 64-bit operating system before continue with installation steps.

Install Chrome on Ubuntu by GUI method

Following are steps to Install Chrome on Ubuntu by GUI method.

  1. Open Google Chrome download page
  2. Click on Download Chrome button.
  3. Select download package: 64 bit .deb(For Debian/Ubuntu)
  4. Read Terms of Service.
  5. Click Accept and Install button.
  6. Save Chrome installation(.deb) file.
  7. Go to file location.
  8. Open file in Ubuntu’s software center:
    • For Ubuntu 20.04: Right click on file > Open With > Select Software Center application.
    • For other: Double click on file.
  9. Click Install button in Software Center window.
  10. Follow installation process.
  11. That’s it.

Once, Google Chrome installed successfully. You can search for Chrome in Ubuntu menu and open it.

Install Chrome on Ubuntu by terminal command

Following are steps to Install Chrome on Ubuntu by terminal command.

  1. Download Google Chrome .deb file:
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  2. Install Chrome from .deb file using dpkg:
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  3. That’s it.

Now, you can search Chrome in Ubuntu menu and start using it.

Update Chrome on Ubuntu

Google Chrome will update with your system update. Whenever you update Ubuntu by Software Updater or by command line, Chrome will also update (If any new updates available).

Hope, you found step by step guide helpful for install Google Chrome on Ubuntu. If you have better suggestions or queries for post, you can add your valuable comment for it. Your views and queries, definitely helps other Ubuntu users.

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