Java plug-in

Java is a programming language and a computing platform that is used by many web developers. Some websites require Java to display their content properly.

Install Java

Windows instructions

  1. Visit http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html to download the latest version of Java.
  2. Click Agree and Start Free Download to save the set-up file to your computer.
  3. Click Save for the file in the downloads bar to confirm that you want to download the file. Don't worry -- saving the file won't harm your computer. Learn more about downloading files in Google Chrome.
  4. Open the set-up file. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installing Java.

Mac instructions

Apple supplies its own version of Java. Java version 7 is not compatible with Chrome. Although not recommended due to security vulnerabilities, you can restore Java version 6 to continue using Chrome. Learn how to restore Java version 6 on your Mac

See more information on Java’s support website

Test whether the Java plug-in is successfully installed