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