How to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint.

Google Chrome is the most popular browser, that supports multiple operating systems, including Linux Mint.

Google Chrome is not included by default in Linux Mint, which means, you must install Google Chrome manually on your system.

Google Chrome can be installed on Linux Mint, via different methods. However, in this tutorial, we'll be installing Google Chrome by using its deb repository.

Step 1 - Update your system

Before installing Google Chrome on your system, ensure that your Linux Mint machine is up to date, and that all packages are updated.

When it comes to Linux Mint, you can easily update packages by using apt package manager, by using the terminal.

To do so, simply run the command below.

sudo apt update && apt upgrade -y

Step 2 - Add Google Chrome Key

Once you have updated your Linux Mint machine, you need to proceed adding Google Chrome GPG key on your system.

Google Chrome GPG key is needed so that you can download Google chrome on your system.

To add Google Chrome GPG key, you can easily do so by using the terminal.

To do so, simply execute the command below.

wget -O- https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/google-chrome.gpg

Step 3 - Setup Google Chrome repository

Next, you need to setup Google chrome repository in your system. This is the repository that the system will use to download Google Chrome.

Adding Google Chrome repository in Linux Mint is quite simple, and you can easily do so by running the command below.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/google-chrome.gpg] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome-stable.list'

Step 4 - Install Google Chrome

Once you have fully set up Google chrome repository in your system, you can now proceed to install Google chrome.

To do so, simply execute the command below.

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

Step 5 - Launch Google Chrome

Google Chrome should be now installed in your Linux Mint machine, and now you can use it.

You can launch Google chrome via two different ways in Linux Mint.

1) Launch Google Chrome via terminal

To launch Google Chrome via terminal, is very easy. All you have to do is issue the command below.

google-chrome

2) Launch Google Chrome using GUI

If you prefer using GUI to launch Google Chrome, then you can easily launch Google Chrome via Mint Menu.

Simply open Mint Menu and go to the "Internet" category, and then simply click Google Chrome icon to launch Google Chrome.

Alternatively, you can also search "Google Chrome" in the search box.

Step 6 - Add Google Chrome to panel

To be able to launch Google Chrome directly from the panel, you need to add Google Chrome on your panel.

Having Google Chrome in your panel, makes it easier for you to launch Google Chrome directly via one click.

To add Google Chrome in your panel, first launch Google Chrome.

google-chrome

Next, Right click over the Google Chrome icon and choose "Pin to Panel"

And Google Chrome icon should appear on the panel.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint, by downloading Google chrome stable package from the official Google Chrome deb repository.

Even though this is not the only way to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint, it's one of the safest ways of doing so, as we are downloading Google chrome from the official Google chrome deb repository.