Google Chrome is the worlds’s most popular, fastest and powerful web browser. It’s secure browser and easy to use for the latest web. It is not an open source browser and it is based on Chromium browser which is available in Ubuntu repositories. In this tutorial you will learn how to install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 18.04.
Before you starting installation, you should logged in as a non-root user with sudo privileges.
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu
At first, start your system terminal and download latest Google Chrome
.deb package using below wget command:
Once the download has been finished, install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu system using below command:
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
After that it will prompt you to enter your password. Enter your system password and hit Enter key to continue.
Start Google Chrome
Now Google Chrome is installed on you Ubuntu system. You can start it either by using command line by typing
google-chrome or you can click on Google Chrome icon using UI from
Activities → Google Chrome.
Once you will Google Chrome for first time, it will show a dialog like as below. It will ask, if you want to make Google Chrome your default browser and to send usage statistic and crash reports to Google:
Select according to your preference, and click
OK to proceed.
After that, Google Chrome will open and you can see default chrome welcome page as given below:
Finally, installation is completed and you can enjoy browsing with Google Chrome.
Upgrade Google Chrome
At the time of installation, Google Chrome official repository will be added to your Ubuntu 18.04 system. You can verify the file contents using cat command:
### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ### # You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost. deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
It will confirm that your Google Chrome installation do update automatically when a new version released.
You have successfully installed Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 system. You also can import bookmarks, passwords and settings into Chrome from your another browsers.
If you facing any issue in installing Google Chrome, please leave comment below.