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Download and install Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a fast, free web browser. 

Get Google Chrome

Download Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

Install Chrome

Install Chrome for browsing the web. You can also re-install Chrome to fix problems with Flash, plug-ins, your search engine, pop-ups, or Chrome updates. Click below to learn how to install Chrome for each type of computer:


To install Chrome for your user account:

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. If prompted, click Run or Save.
  3. If you chose Save, double-click the installer file to start the installation process. We'll automatically import your homepage settings and browser history for you.
  4. Start Chrome:
    • Windows 7: A Chrome window opens once everything is set up.
    • Windows 8 and 8.1: A welcome dialog appears, click Next to select your default browser.
    • Windows 10: A Chrome window opens once everything is set up. You can then make Chrome your default browser.
  1. Download the disk image.
  2. Open the file called "Google Chrome.dmg." 
  3. In the window that opens, find the Chrome icon Chrome app. Drag it to the Applications folder. If you don't have administrative rights, you'll be asked to authenticate. If you're not able to authenticate, drag the icon to a location on your computer where you do have rights, such as your desktop. 
  4. Open Chrome. We'll automatically import your homepage settings and browser history for you.
  5. Open Finder.
  6. In the window's sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject .

Use the same software that installs programs on your computer to install Chrome. Make sure you have administrative access first.

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. Click OK to open the package.
  3. Click Install Package.
  4. Google Chrome will add its program information to your software manager so that it can be kept up-to-date.

See system requirements

Learn about what your computer needs to install and use Chrome.


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


To use Chrome on Mac, you'll need:

  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later


To use Chrome on Linux, you'll need:

  • 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.1+, or Fedora Linux 21+
  • An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that's SSE2 capable 

Fix problems installing Chrome

Learn how to fix installation problems with Chrome. Or, fix websites that aren't loading.

Megan is a Google Chrome expert and the author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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