Update Google Chrome

To make sure that you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome can automatically update if it detects that a new version of the browser is available.

Keeping Chrome updated

Learn about what happens when Chrome updates to a new version.

Check for an update manually and see the current browser version

Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar and select About Google Chrome. The current version number is the series of numbers beneath the "Google Chrome" heading. Chrome will check for updates when you're on this page. ClickRelaunch to apply any available update.

When are updates available

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your browser. However, if you haven't closed your browser in a while you might see the Chrome menu on the browser change colors to green Update Chrome, orange Sync error, or red . If you see green that means an update has been available for 2 days, orange - 4 days, and red - 7 or more days. To apply an available update, just follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Update Google Chrome.
  3. In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Restart. 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 automatically be applied.

Windows 8 users: Make sure to close all Chrome windows and tabs on the desktop and Windows 8 app, then relaunch Chrome to apply the update.

More information for Mac and Linux users

More information

Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might choose whether you can update Chrome, in which case you won’t see an option to update Chrome. Learn about using a managed Chrome device