How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Google Chrome, a fast, secure and widely used web browser built for the modern web is easy to install and use on Ubuntu. Google Chrome is not an open source browser, and not automatically included with Ubuntu. You’ll have to download it manually or add its repositories to Ubuntu to get the latest versions.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu (Focal Fossa).

  • Install Google Chrome using DEB Binary Package

Download the latest Google Chrome .deb package using command:

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:

apt install /tmp/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  • Install Google Chrome from Chrome Repo

First, run command to install the key:

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

Then add the repository to your system:

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

Next, refresh system package cache and install Google Chrome:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

Step 3. Start Google Chrome.

Now that you have Google Chrome installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it either from the command line by typing google-chrome and or by clicking on the Google Chrome icon (Activities -> Google Chrome).

That’s all you need to do to install Google Chrome Browser on Ubuntu 20.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.