How to Install the Google Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

How to Install the Google Chrome Web Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

Google Chrome is the most used web browser in the world. It’s fast, easy to use, and secures a browser built for the modern web.

Chrome is available for all major operating systems and hardware platforms and allows you to synchronize bookmarks, history and passwords on all your devices.

This article explains how to install the Google Chrome web browser on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

Chrome is not an open-source browser, and is not included in the standard Ubuntu repositories. Installing the Chrome browser on Ubuntu is a very easy process. We will download the installation file from the official website and install it from the command line.

Perform the following steps to install the Chrome browser on your Ubuntu system:

1. Download Google Chrome

Open your terminal by using the Ctrl + Alt + T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon.

Use wget to download the latest Google Chrome .deb package:


 2. Install Google Chrome

Installing packages on Ubuntu requires administrative rights. Run the following command as a user with sudo rights to install Chrome. Deb package on your system:

sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

When prompted, enter your user password, and the installation will begin.

At this point, you have installed Chrome on your Ubuntu system.

Start Google Chrome

In the Activity search bar type “Google Chrome” and click the icon to launch the application:


Chrome can also be launched from the command line by typing google-chrome.

When you start Google Chrome for the first time, a window like the following will appear asking if you want to make Google Chrome the default browser and to send usage statistics and crash reports to Google:


Choose according to your preferences, and click OK to continue.

Google Chrome will open, and you will see the default Chrome welcome page.


From here you can log in to Chrome with your Google account, change browser settings and install add-ons.

Update Google Chrome

During the installation process, an official Google repository will be added to your system. You can use the cat command to verify the contents of the file:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

The output will look like this:

Output :

# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] stable main

This ensures that your installation of Google Chrome will be updated automatically when a new version is released through your standard desktop Software Update tool.


We have shown you how to install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop machine.

If you have previously used a different browser, such as Firefox, Chromium or Opera, you can import your bookmarks and settings into Chrome.

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