Update Google Chrome

To make sure you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome can automatically update when a new version of the browser is available on your device. With these updates, you might sometimes notice that your browser looks different.

Get a Chrome update when available

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might find a pending update:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, select More More.
  3. If an update is pending, you'll find:
    • "Relaunch to update"
    • "Finish update"
    • "New Chrome available"

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Help and then About Google Chrome.
  4. Click Update Google Chrome.
    • Important: If you can't find this button, you're on the latest version.
  5. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. Your Incognito windows won't reopen when Chrome restarts. If you'd prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

Other info about updating Chrome

Learn more about when to update Chrome, as well as extra tips for your operating system.

Check for an update & the current browser version
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click Help And then About Google Chrome.

The current version number is the series of numbers beneath the "Google Chrome" heading. Chrome will check for updates when you're on this page.

To apply any available updates, click Relaunch.

More information for Mac, Linux, & Windows users
  • Mac users: You can also set up automatic browser updates for all users of your computer if Google Chrome is installed in your Applications folder. Go to "About Google Chrome," and click Automatically update Chrome for all users.
  • Linux users: To update Google Chrome, use your package manager.
  • Windows users: Close all Chrome windows and tabs on the desktop, then relaunch Chrome to apply the update.
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