Manage Chrome browser auto-updates

For Windows and Mac only. For Linux, use your package manager to update Chrome.

Chrome browser automatically updates with feature and security updates on Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac® computers. Major version updates to the Stable channel of Chrome happen approximately every 6 weeks. Security fixes can happen more often. To keep track of Chrome releases, see release updates from the Chrome team.

Google gradually updates computers to new versions of Chrome over a few weeks. Sometimes it might take longer. If auto-updates for Chrome is turned on, you don't need to do anything to get the latest version.

Test new versions of Chrome

To try a new version of Chrome, turn off automatic updates. Just keep in mind that your users might not receive the latest security updates. If you turn off automatic updates, you need to manually update users’ computers to the latest stable version of Chrome.

  1. Turn off auto-updates for Chrome browser (directions below).
  2. Monitor Chrome updates.
  3. When you see a new version of Chrome that you want to test, download the latest version on your test machines.
  4. Carry out any verification tests.
  5. After you’re done testing, turn on auto-updates (directions below).

Turn on or off auto-updates

Windows—Use Google Update.

Mac—Use Google Software Update.

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