How To Make Google Chrome Default Browser In Outlook

If you have multiple browsers on your computer, you may have different preferences when it comes to choosing a default browser. For Outlook users who enjoy Google Chrome, setting it as the default browser is a simple process. Follow these steps to learn how to do it.

Why Set Google Chrome as Your Default Browser?

Google Chrome is renowned for its speed, security, and user-friendly interface. By setting it as your default browser, you ensure a seamless web experience when clicking on hyperlinks within Outlook.

Steps to Set Google Chrome as Your Default Browser in Outlook

Step 1: Open Default Apps Settings

On your computer, click on the Start button and then go to Settings > Apps > Default Apps.

Step 2: Change Default Browser

Under the ‘Web browser’ section, click on the current default browser. A list of installed browsers will appear. Select Google Chrome from the list.

Step 3: Restart Outlook

Once you’ve set Google Chrome as your default browser, restart your Outlook to apply the changes.


If you’re still facing issues with making Google Chrome your default browser in Outlook, it might be beneficial to reset your web settings. Here’s how you can do this in Google Chrome:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome Settings

Click on the three dots at the top right corner of your Chrome browser, then go to Settings. In the settings window, scroll down and find Advanced and click on it to expand more options.

Step 2: Reset Web Settings

Under the Reset and clean up section, click on Restore settings to their original defaults. A dialog box will open asking if you’re sure about resetting the settings, select Reset Settings.

Step 3: Restart Your Browser and Outlook

Once the settings have been reset, close all running instances of Google Chrome and Outlook, then open them again. Now, Google Chrome should be the default browser in Outlook.


Setting Google Chrome as your default browser in Outlook ensures a smooth browsing experience. If you’re encountering any issues, resetting your web settings in Google Chrome usually solves the problem. Happy browsing!