How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Google Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04.

Google Chrome, a fast, secure and widely used web browser built for the modern web is easy to install and use on Ubuntu.

Google Chrome is not an opensource browser, and not automatically included with Ubuntu. You’ll have to download it manually or add its repositories to Ubuntu to get the latest versions.

If you’re a student or a new user, you will find out that the easiest place to start learning Linux is on Ubuntu Linux OS.

It’s a great Linux operating system for beginners. Ubuntu is an open source Linux operating systems that runs on desktops, laptops, server and other device.

While learning Ubuntu, you will find that Linux isn’t so different than Windows and other operating systems in so many ways, especially when it comes to using the system to get work done.

To get stated with installing Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download Google Chrome

Installing Google Chrome is pretty straightforward. Like any other operating systems, simply use an existing web browser (obviously not your favorite) and head to Chrome’s download page (link below).

Once on the download page, simply click the Download Chrome button to download and install.

Google Chrome ubuntu

Your browser will automatically choose the correct version for your system. In this case, Debian/Ubuntu.

Click Accept and Install to begin the download process.

Google chrome ubuntu install

You’ll be prompted to choose the location to save the downloaded file. Simply click OK to accept the default option.

Step 2: Install Google Chrome

After the file is downloaded, Open the File explorer on the left, then go to your Home folder and open the Downloads folder.

In the Downloads folder, right-click the downloaded file and choose to Open With Software Install.

Google Chrome Ubuntu

This should open Ubuntu Software app to install Google Chrome. When it does, click Install

After clicking Install… you will be prompted to type your password and authenticate… Confirm your password and continue…

Google Chrome Ubuntu

Wait for the installation to complete. After a brief moment, depending on the speed of your computer, Google Chrome should be installed and ready to use.

Once done, go to the Activities Overview, then search for Google Chrome.

Ubuntu Google Chrome install

Launch Chrome, sync your data and enjoy!

Google Chrome browser install

Install Google Chrome via Command Line

The entire steps above can be done simply with two command lines. If you’re comfortable using the command line console, then simply run the commands below to download and install Google Chrome.

Run the commands below to download and install Chrome.

cd /tmp 

After downloading, simply run the commands below to install from the same directory downloaded into.

sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

That’s it!


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