In this article, we will show you how to install google chrome on ubuntu, namely the Google Chrome web browser, on Ubuntu 20.04. The same steps apply to other Debian-based distributions, including Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Debian, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS.

Prerequisites

Before proceeding with this article be sure to log in as a user with sudo privileges.

How to install google chrome on ubuntu

Follow these steps to install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu system:

1. Download the Google Chrome

Run your terminal by using the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking the terminal icon.

Download the latest Google Chrome by typing the following command into the console

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Install the Google Chrome

Installing packages to ubuntu, requires sudo privileges. Run the following command after obtaining root privileges

sudo apt install ./ google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

You will be prompted to enter your root password

Now that Google Chrome is installed on your Ubuntu system, you can search and run Ubuntu by going to the show apps menu and typing Google Chrome

When you start Google Chrome for the first time, a window will appear asking if you want to make Google Chrome your default browser and send usage statistics and error reports to Google

How to install google chrome on ubuntu, Updating Google Chrome

During the installation process, the official Google repository will be added to your system. You can use the cat command to verify the file contents:

cat/etc/apt / sources.list.d / google-chrome.list

The output will look like this

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
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deb [arch = amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/stable main

This command verifies that your Google Chrome installation will be automatically updated when a new version is released

Result

In this article, we showed you how to install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04 device.

If you’ve used a different browser, such as Firefox, Chromium, or Opera, you can transfer your bookmarks and settings to Chrome

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