How To Update Google Chrome Browser?


Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world. Chrome is a present from Google. Google Chrome has also an operating system that uses Google services for corporate work. In this tutorial, we will look at how to update the Google Chrome browser for operating systems like Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat.

Google Chrome Update Cycle

Google has a stable release cycle for Chrome. It provides a new major version for Google Chrome every 10 weeks by using predictable release phases. As a popular, fast-moving, and feature full browser contain a lot of security-related issues that force new updates in short periods.

Update Google Chrome For Windows Operating Systems

Google Chrome provides a simple and easy update mechanism for Windows operating systems like Windows 10, 7, Server 2012, Server 2016, etc. When a new update is published the Google Chrome browsers show a red up arrow icon in the Google Chrome menu. This informs that there is an update to be applied. The color of the red upside arrow has the following meanings.

  • Green: An update has been available for two days which can be installed.
  • Orange: An update has been available for four days and this update should be installed in a short time to prevent security issues.
  • Red: An update has been available for seven days and this update should be applied as soon as possible which is very important.
Google Chrome Update Available Warning

We will apply the Google Chrome warning from the Google Chrome menu like below by clicking to the Update Google Chrome like below.

Update Google Chrome

Alternatively chrome://settings/help screen can be used apply updated by relaunching the Google Chrome. This screen can be also accessed from Google Menu->Help->About Google Chrome .

In order to complete the Google Chrome update the Google Chrome should be restarted or relaunched. So the following Relaunch Chrome question will be asked where we should click to the Relaunch button like below.

Relaunch Google Chrome To Apply Update

If there are some web sites opened with Google Chrome we will be asked to leave side and some changes may e not saved automatically. In order to prevent data loss click to Cancel and save unsaved changes then click to the Leave.

Google Chrome Leave Site

The Google Chrome will be relaunched and a new version will be started with previously opened tabs. We can check the new version information from Help -> About Google Chrome.

Google Chrome Version

Update Google Chrome For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, and Kali

Google Chrome is also supported in different Linux flavors. The update process of Google Chrome on Linux is a bit different. As the Google Chrome is provided via packages or using related distribution repositories we can use package management commands like apt-get.We can use apt-get command in order to update Google Chrome in Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali. We need root privileges to run apt-get update .

$  apt-get upgrade chromium-browser
Update Google Chrome For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint and Kali
Update Google Chrome For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint and Kali

Update Google Chrome For Fedora, CentOS, RedHat

Fedora, CentOS, and RedHat are other RPM-based distributions that have Google Chrome. We will use yum update in order to update Google Chrome. We need root privileges in order to run yum update command.

$  yum update google-chrome-stable

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