Chrome

Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web.

Get Google Chrome

Download Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

Re-install Chrome

Install Chrome for browsing the web. You can also re-install Chrome to fix problems with Flash, plug-ins, your search engine, pop-ups, or Chrome updates.

Import settings from another browser

If you want to import additional settings (like bookmarks, search engines, and saved passwords) or settings from another browser, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, close any other browsers that are open.
  2. Open Google Chrome.
  3. At the top right, click More .
  4. Click Bookmarks Import bookmark and settings.
  5. In the "Import bookmarks and settings" dialog that appears, choose the browser that has the settings you want to import.
  6. Click Import.

If you already have bookmarks in Chrome, the imported bookmarks appear in the "Other bookmarks" folder at the end of the bookmarks bar. To import bookmarks from an application that's not listed, use the Bookmark Manager.

Get a Chrome update when available

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, look at More .
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update's been available for 2 days.
    • Orange: An update's been available for 4 days.
    • Red: An update's been available for 7 days.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click Update Google Chrome. If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you'd prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

Tips & tricks for Chrome

Sign in to Google Chrome

Get to bookmarks and apps from any computer or mobile device by signing in. Any changes you make within Chrome on one device will be synced to all your other devices where you're signed in to Chrome.

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Make your own profile

If you share a computer someone on a regular basis, add new users in Chrome to keep your settings separate. User profiles are also handy if you want to keep your work and personal browsing settings separate.

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Make Chrome yours with apps, themes, and extensions

Dress up your browser with a colorful theme or download and use web apps and extensions. Web apps are programs that are designed to be used within the Chrome browser, and extensions are extra features that you can add. You can find a wide range of all three on the Chrome Web Store.

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Open certain pages or continue where you left off

You can open your favorite pages every time you start Chrome, or see pages that had been open when you last closed Chrome

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Browse in private or remove your browser data

If you don’t want Google Chrome to save a record of what you visit and download, you can browse the web in incognito mode. Or, you can delete your cache, history, and other browser data.

Learn more about incognito mode and deleting your information