Google Chrome Frame plug-in

Chrome Frame has been retired and no longer receives updates. If you haven’t already, consider installing and using an up-to-date browser to get the best of the web.

Google Chrome lets web developers create web features based on technologies that are not yet available in some versions of Internet Explorer, such as rich text editing and faster Javascript execution. If you use Internet Explorer, you can still use it to view websites that contain such features by first downloading the Google Chrome Frame plug-in.

Install Google Chrome Frame

You'll need the following system requirements to use Google Chrome Frame:

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8
  • 32- and 64-bit Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Minimum 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • Administrative rights

You can get Google Chrome Frame in two ways:

  • Whenever you visit a web page in Internet Explorer that utilises open web technologies, you may be prompted to download Google Chrome Frame. Follow the instructions on the site to install the plug-in.
  • You can also download the plug-in at any time by visiting

The plug-in will be installed in the following locations:

  • 32-bit versions of Windows (XP, Vista, Win7 and Win8): C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome Frame
  • 64-bit versions of Windows (Vista, Win7, Win8): C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome Frame

Uninstall Google Chrome Frame

To uninstall Google Chrome Frame from your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Select Start > Control Panel(Windows 8 users: Learn how to access the Control Panel)
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programmes.
  3. Select Google Chrome Frame.
  4. Click Remove.

If you'd like to disable Google Chrome Frame, it's recommended that you uninstall it.

Experiencing crashes with Google Chrome Frame?

If you're experiencing crashes with Google Chrome Frame, you may have an incompatible plug-in.

If you're a web developer looking to integrate Google Chrome Frame into your site, visit for technical documentation.