Control auto-updates in Chrome
To make sure your users always have the latest and best version of Google Chrome, Chrome automatically updates their computers with feature and security updates. If you want to try new versions of Chrome before your users do, you can turn off auto-updates and update their computers manually.
Using auto-updatesNot available on Linux
Updates depend on your platform:
- Windows and Mac: Google Chrome auto-updates itself using Google Update.
- Linux: Google Chrome doesn't auto-update. You use your package manager to update Chrome.
Turn off auto-updatesWindows
To turn off auto-updates of Google Chrome on Windows, tell Google Update to not update Chrome in one of the following ways:
- Use the Google Update ADM template.
- In the Windows Registry, set the value of
REG_DWORDvalue of "0".
For more information, see Manage Chrome browser updates on Windows.
For a Mac network, use Google Software Update to turn off auto-updates.
Google Chrome is not auto-updated automatically on Linux. Instead, use your package manager to update Chrome.
When auto-updates are offUpdate users manually
- Turn off auto-updates as described above.
- Push the group policy to your network.
- Watch for updates on the Google Chrome release blog.
- When you see a new version that you want to use, download and deploy the latest version on your test machines. See the previous question for links to instructions.
- Do your verification tests.
- Once Google Chrome is certified, deploy the new Chrome to the rest of your network.
Windows: Set the value of the registry key from 0 to a reasonable number of minutes between update checks (greater than "0").
Mac: Use Google Software Update to turn updates back on.
Linux: Auto-updates aren't available on Linux computers so you can't turn them back on.