Make Chrome your default browser

If you make Chrome your default browser, any links you click will open automatically in Chrome.

Set Chrome as your default web browser

If you don't have Google Chrome on your computer yet, first download and install Chrome.

Windows 11
  1. On your computer, click the Start menu .
  2. Click Settings Settings and then Apps and then Default Apps.
  3. Under "Set defaults for applications," enter Chrome into the search box and then click Google Chrome.
  4. At the top, next to "Make Google Chrome your default browser," click Set default.
    • To make sure the change applied to the correct file types, review the list below the "Set default" button.
  5. To exit, close the settings window.
Windows 10
  1. On your computer, click the Start menu Start menu.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Open your default apps:
    • Original version: Click System and then Default apps.
    • Creators Update: Click Apps and then Default apps.
  4. At the bottom, under "Web browser," click your current browser (typically Microsoft Edge).
  5. In the "Choose an app" window, click Google Chrome.

To easily open Chrome later, add a shortcut to your taskbar:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the Windows taskbar at the bottom, right-click on Chrome.
  3. Click Pin to taskbar.

For more help, watch this step-by-step video (1:00):

Setting up Chrome on Windows 10
  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "Default browser" section, click Make default.
    • If you don't see the button, Google Chrome is already your default browser.

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