How To Update Google Chrome In Ubuntu

Keeping your Google Chrome browser up to date is crucial for its performance and security. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to update Google Chrome in Ubuntu.

Method 1: Using Terminal

For this method, we’ll use the Terminal, which is a command-line interface. Follow these steps:

  • Open the Terminal. You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard.
  • First, you need to check whether Google Chrome is installed in your system or not by typing the following command:
    apt-cache policy google-chrome-stable

If Google Chrome is installed, you will see an output like this:

    Installed: 91.0.4472.77-1
    Candidate: 91.0.4472.77-1
    Version table:
    *** 91.0.4472.77-1 500
    500 stable/main amd64 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

In this output, the installed version of Google Chrome is displayed. If Google Chrome is not installed, you can install it by running the following command:

    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Now, to update Google Chrome, type the following commands:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install google-chrome-stable

Method 2: Updating Google Chrome through GUI

If you prefer using the graphical interface instead of the command line, you can follow this method:

  • Open “Software Updater” from the dash or by clicking on the “System Settings” icon.
  • Click on the “Check” button and wait for the updater to check for new updates.
  • If a new version of Google Chrome is available, it will be listed under the updates. Click on the “Install Now” button to install the updates.

And that’s it! You have successfully updated Google Chrome in Ubuntu. It’s always a good idea to keep your applications up-to-date to ensure maximum security and performance. Happy browsing!