Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world. It is fast, easy to use and secure browser built for the modern web.
Chrome package is not included in the Ubuntu repositories. Google Chrome is based on Chromium, an open-source browser which is available in the default Ubuntu repositories.
In this tutorial we’ll show you how to install Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Notice that this guide can be applied for Ubuntu 18.04 and any other Debian based distribution.
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Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu
To install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu system, follow these steps:
Step 1. Download Google Chrome
– Open your terminal by using the
Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon.
– Download the latest Google Chrome
.deb package with
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Step 2. Install Google Chrome
– Install the Google Chrome
.deb package by typing:
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
You will be asked
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N] just type
y to continue with the installation.
Step 3. Starting Google Chrome
Now that Google Chrome is installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it from the command line by typing
google-chrome or by clicking on the Google Chrome icon from the menu
Activities and search for
When you start Google Chrome for the first time, a new window like the following will appear asking if you want to make Google Chrome your default browser and to send usage statistic and crash reports to Google
In this tutorial we’ve shown you how to install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop machine. You might want to check the following guides: