How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

Whether you’re using Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 or 18.04, Google Chrome setup should work the same… This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to quickly install Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu desktop.

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in use today… so users migrating from Windows or another operating system may want to install their favorite web browser… The steps below is a great place to start if you want to use Chrome in Ubuntu…

If you attempt to install Google Chrome from Ubuntu Software application, you’ll not find it there… and this can be confusing to users who are new to Ubuntu… If you find yourself in this situation, Continue below to learn how to get Google Chrome on Ubuntu…

Step 1: Download Chrome

Like Windows and Mac OS, installing Google Chrome usually involves downloading the installer from its download page… You’ll need to use Firefox or another browser to get there… Open Firefox and click the link below to download Chrome installer package…

https://www.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome install

Click the ACCEPT AND INSTALL button… this will add Google repository to your systems to automatically install updates and keep Google up to date…

Google Chrome install Ubuntu

When prompted, save the installer to the ~/Downloads folder… this is the default location if you don’t choose where to save downloaded packages…

Step 2: Install Google Chrome

Now that you’ve downloaded the installer, navigate to the ~/Download folder and right-click Chrome installer and select Open With Software Install

Installing Google Chrome Ubuntu

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

Google Chrome on Ubuntu

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… when the installation is complete, go to the Activities Overview, then search for Google Chrome…

Ubuntu Chrome Install

Launch Chrome… you can then sign to sync and bring over your passwords, extensions and other data…

Enjoy!

This is how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu… oh, there’s not 32-bit version of Chrome anymore… Google stopped developing Chrome 32-bit versions…

Google Chrome Ubuntu setup

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