Applies for managed Chrome Browsers (Windows and Mac).
Chrome Browser automatically updates with feature and security updates on Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac® computers. To try a new version of Chrome Browser before rolling it out to your users, turn off automatic updates. Then manually download the new version to test it.
Temporarily turn off auto-updates
Important: While auto-updates are off, your users might not receive the latest security updates. In that case, you need to update users’ computers to the latest stable version of Chrome manually.
- Turn off auto-updates for Chrome Browser:
- Windows—Use Google Update.
- Mac—Use Google Software Update.
- Monitor Chrome Browser updates.
- When you see a new version of Chrome that you want to test, download the latest version on your test machines.
- Carry out any verification tests.
- After you’re done testing, turn on auto-updates. Follow the same instructions as above.
When Chrome Browser releases occur
Major version updates to the Stable channel of Chrome happen approximately every 4 weeks. Security fixes can happen more often.
Google gradually updates computers to new versions of Chrome over a few weeks. Sometimes it might take longer. If auto-updates are turned on for Chrome Browser, you don't need to do anything to get the latest version.
To keep track of Chrome releases, see the Chrome Browser update blog.