How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

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

There are several ways to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu. For example, one way of installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu is by using the official deb that you can download from the official Google's chrome website.

Another way of installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu, is by using the terminal, and installing the official version of Google chrome on Ubuntu repositories.

For this tutorial, we are going to install Google chrome via the official repositories on Ubuntu.

Step 1 - Update your Ubuntu machine

Before installing Google Chrome on your Ubuntu machine, it is necessary to check for updates on your system, and update packages if needed. This way you won't have issues during the installation of Google Chrome.

You can update your Ubuntu machine, via the command below

sudo apt-get update

Step 2 - Add Google Chrome GPG key

Next, add Google Chrome GPG key on your system

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3 - Add Google Chrome repository

Once you add Chrome GPG key, proceed to add Google chrome repository.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

Step 4 - Install Google Chrome

Like we mentioned above, Google chrome can be installed directly from your terminal.

This is possible because Google Chrome package google-chrome-stable is available on Ubuntu repositories, and you can use them to install Google chrome easily on your Ubuntu machine, without having to add an external repository or PPA on your system.

To install Google Chrome via terminal, simply run the command below

sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

The command above, will download and install the latest version of Google chrome package that is available on the main repository.

Step 5 - Launch Google Chrome

Now that Google Chrome is installed on your Ubuntu machine, you can now proceed to launch it.

Google Chrome like other apps, can be launched from the Applications Menu, if you are a GUI fan.

However, you can also launch Google Chrome via the terminal, if you are a terminal fan. To do this, you can call google-chrome-stable on your terminal, and it will launch Google Chrome.

google-chrome-stable

Uninstall Google Chrome

Depending the Desktop environment, and the version of Ubuntu, you can uninstall Google Chrome via two different ways.

You can uninstall Google chrome using GUI, via the Software manager.

Alternatively, you can remove Google Chrome from your system, using the terminal via the uninstall command remove

sudo apt remove google-chrome-stable

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to install and Uninstall Google chrome on Ubuntu.