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Download and install Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a fast, free web browser. Before you download, you can check if Chrome supports your operating system and that you have all the other system requirements.

Install Chrome on Windows

  1. Download the installation file.
  2. If prompted, click Run or Save.
  3. If you chose Save, double-click the download to start installing.
  4. Start Chrome:
    • Windows 7: A Chrome window opens once everything is done.
    • Windows 8 and 8.1: A welcome dialogue appears. Click Next to select your default browser.
    • Windows 10: A Chrome window opens once everything is done. You can make Chrome your default browser.

If you've used a different browser, like Internet Explorer or Safari, you can import your settings into Chrome.

Install Chrome offline

If you're having problems downloading Chrome on your Windows computer, you can try the alternate link below to download Chrome on to a different computer.

  1. On a computer connected to the Internet, download the alternate Chrome installer.
  2. Move the file to the computer where you want to install Chrome.
  3. Open the file, and follow the onscreen instructions to install.

If you land on the regular download page, that’s normal. Even though the installers look similar, a special tag tells us which one is best for you.

Once you download the file, you can send it to another computer.

Install Chrome on Mac

  1. Download the installation file.
  2. Open the file called 'Google Chrome.dmg'.
  3. In the window that opens, find Chrome Chrome.
  4. Drag Chrome to the Applications folder.
    • You might be asked to enter the admin password.
    • If you don't know the admin password, drag Chrome to a place on your computer where you can make edits, like your desktop.
  5. Open Chrome.
  6. Open Finder.
  7. In the sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject Eject.

Install Chrome on Linux

Use the same software that installs programs on your computer to install Chrome. You'll be asked to enter the administrator account password.

  1. Download the installation file.
  2. To open the package, click OK.
  3. Click Install Package.

Google Chrome will be added to your software manager so that it stays up to date.

See supported operating systems & system requirements

Windows

To use Chrome on Windows, you'll need:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
  • An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable
Mac

To use Chrome on Mac, you'll need:

  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later
Linux

To use Chrome on Linux, you'll need:

  • 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+ or Fedora Linux 24+
  • An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable 

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