There are two ways to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu or any Linux distribution built on top of Ubuntu. In this article, we will guide to install Google Chrome on ubuntu using both the ways which is via terminal and the GUI itself. Don't worry if you don't understand these terms.

Google Chome is one of the most used browsers with the highest market share because of it being faster and having an overall pleasing UI that looks clean at the same time. Since Google Chome is closed source, you won't be able to install it from the built-in software manager as it will only include ones that are open-source. Even though you can find Chromium, people just prefer original Chrome over it.

How to Install Chrome on Ubuntu?

Of course, the most easiest and convenient way to make you ready for Linux would be using the terminal. It might look complex at the beginning, but it isn't difficult and you will sooner or later get used to it.



Installing Google Chome using the Terminal Command line on ubuntu
Simply copy these commands one by one per line and paste them into your terminal. You can open the terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T. And just copy and paste these commands one by one.

  • Sudo Apt Update

This will ask you to enter your password. Enter your password and you should be good to go. Don't worry if it doesn't show your password being typed because that's just the default behavior of the terminal.

  • wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

That's it. Google Chrome should be visible on your Menu and you can open it from there. In case if this was too complicated for you, you can also use the GUI method. GUI method refers to just using the graphical interface like what you were used to do in Windows. Since you are a beginner, this method can be really helpful to you.




  • Visit this Link which is officially available by Google
  • Click on Download Chrome
  • Select "64 bit .deb" as your download package. By default, it should be already selected.
  • Click on Accept and Install
  • Click on Save
  • Wait for the file to download
  • Once it is downloaded, navigate to your downloads in file manager and double-click on the downloaded file.
  • Click on install package
  • Wait for some time while it installs Google Chrome
  • Once installed. Chrome will be available to open and use right from your menu

So that was all on How to Install Chrome on Ubuntu. If you are having any doubts or questions, feel free to let us know in the comment section.

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Why you Shouldn't use Google Chrome on Linux?

A lot of people Google Chrome on Linux just for password management since it completely synchronizes all your passwords across all your devices and provides a browser to use too. That should weird. But the very main issue with Google Chome includes it being closed source and lacking hardware acceleration. Hardware acceleration can provide an improved experience if your browser supports it. Sadly, Firefox is only the popular browser on Linux which supports Hardware Acceleration. Its good to keep using Firefox since most Linux users just keep loving it.



While if you don't want to shift, you can still keep using Chrome and install it from the method mentioned above.

However, if you are not using Google Chrome for password management, you should also try Brave browser built on chromium which means that Brave looks and offers a clean UI (User-Interface) exactly like the one on Chome and enjoy a much faster internet experience. Something to note is that even Brave doesn't support hardware acceleration. But it blocks ads and trackers which makes it a bit better than chrome. And with the latest coming updates, they also seem to introduce password syncing across multiple devices.

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