Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 24.04

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Follow this guide to learn how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 24.04. By default, Ubuntu 24.04 comes with Firefox installed. If you need Chrome, then step through this guide to learn how to install it on Ubuntu 24.04.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 24.04

Update System Package Cache

Before you can proceed, update your package cache.

sudo apt update

You can install Google Chrome by downloading the Debian binary package or by simply installing the Chrome sources lists and then installing the Chrome browser from these sources lists.

Install Google Chrome using DEB Binary Package

Download Google Chrome DEB binary package from Google Chrome page.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb -P /tmp

Then install it using APT so as to deal with required dependencies automatically.

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

The command will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date. If you don’t want Google’s repository, do sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome before installing the package.

Install Google Chrome from Chrome Repos

Google Chrome can be installed directly through the Google Chrome PPA repositories. Therefore, install the repository signing key.

sudo apt install gnupg2
wget -qO - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/google-chrome.gpg

Next, install the Google Chrome PPA repos on Ubuntu 24.04.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Update package cache.

sudo apt update

Then install latest Google Chrome;

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

Check Installed Version of Google Chrome

The latest Google Chrome has been installed on Ubuntu 24.04;

google-chrome --version
Google Chrome 121.0.6167.139
google-chrome-stable --version
Google Chrome 121.0.6167.139

Want to run Google Chrome on browser? See man pages on the options you can use;

man google-chrome
man google-chrome-stable

Running Google Chrome on Ubuntu 24.04

You can now launch Google Chrome from activities on Ubuntu 24.04.

You can as well launch Google Chrome from your terminal by running either of the commands below;

google-chrome

or

google-chrome-stable

And there you go!!

That is how easy the installation of Google Chrome on Ubuntu 24.04 is.

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