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How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

The most used browser in the world is Google Chrome. It’s not in the standard software repositories for Ubuntu, though, because it’s not open source. Let’s install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04 and other Linux distributions.

Google’s site has official .DEB and .RPM packages that make it easy to install Chrome on Linux. All you have to do is download the package and put it in place. Only 64-bit PCs and laptops are supported, though.

The Firefox browser is already installed on Ubuntu. Firefox has changed a lot recently and is now a better choice, especially when it comes to privacy. But if you really like Google Chrome, I won’t make you give it up and switch to Firefox.

There are two ways to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu:

  1. Install Google Chrome via GUI
  2. Install Chrome via command line

1. Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu GUI

The first method is easier we’re simply going to download and install Google Chrome on Ubuntu. If you’re new to Ubuntu and Linux, this could be overwhelming for you to follow and install the Google Chrome browser.

First, navigate to the Google Chrome download page and click on the “Download Chrome” button.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

It will automatically detect and show you the relevant version, Now select “64-bit .deb” and click the “Accept and Install” button to start downloading.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

After clicking on ‘Accept and Install’ it will start downloading the package.

Now, that the .deb file is downloaded installing it is super easy. Go to the Downloads folder or where you downloaded the .deb file.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

Double click on the downloaded DEB file.

Ubuntu’s software center will appear and you can see the install option to install Google Chrome now. Hit the install button.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

You’ll be prompted to enter your password. Enter the password and click on “Authenticate” to continue.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

Now, it will start installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu, Once it’s finished Google Chrome would appear in the Search menu.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

Let’s launch Chrome for the first time, A popup would appear asking to make Google Chrome your default browser and decide whether you want to send crash reports and usage stats to Google. Select your choices and click on the “Ok” button.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

Finally, you have a desktop version of Chrome installed on Ubuntu now, it’s exactly like the Windows, and Mac version of Google Chrome.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04
Enjoy Google Chrome on Ubuntu

2. Installing Google Chrome via Terminal

The installation process which you did in method 1 can be accomplished through the terminal as well. Many people prefer GUI and through the command line as well, you can install Google Chrome using the terminal.

To install Google Chrome through the command line it only takes a few commands, we’re gonna download the Chrome .deb file using wget.

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

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

Now, that you have downloaded the Google Chrome DEB file you can use dpkg to install it.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

OR

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

How to Remove Google Chrome in Ubuntu

If you want to remove or uninstall Google Chrome from Ubuntu you can just simply type the following command to completely remove Google Chrome.

sudo apt remove --autoremove google-chrome-stable

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

With the installation, it adds a Google repository to the system which you can remove from the ‘Software & Updates’ settings.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

To remove the repository go to the “Other Software” tab and remove it.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04

And you’re done!

Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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