Google Chrome is the most popular, fastest and powerful web browser in the world. It’s secure browser and easy to use for the latest web. It is not an open source browser and isn’t available in default Ubuntu repositories. This article will show you how to install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa.
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04
It’s a very simple process to install Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu system. We will install using command-line from official website.
Step 1 – Download Google Chrome
Open your terminal and run below wget command to download the latest Google Chrome .deb package:
Step 2 – Install Google Chrome
Make sure you are logged in as root or user with sudo privileges to install Chrome
.deb package on your system. Run the below command:
sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
It will ask your user password, enter it and installation will start.
Within few movement it will be installed on your system.
Step 3 – Starting Google Chrome
Use your GUI menu to start the Google Chrome browser. In the Activities search bar type “Google Chrome” and click on the icon to launch the application:
You can also launch Google Chrome using command-line by typing
At first launch, it will open a window as following if you want to make Google Chrome as your default browser.
Make selection as per your choice and hit on
That’s it! Google Chrome will open, and you’ll see the default Chrome welcome page.
Here, you can Sign In in to chrome with your Google account and can change browser settings.
Upgrade Google Chrome
At the time of installation, Google Chrome official repository will be added to your Ubuntu machine. 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 learned how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. 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.