Updating Google Chrome
Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available to make sure that you’re protected by the latest security updates. The update process happens in the background and doesn’t require any action on your part.
How to check for updates
Updates are available if the spanner icon on the browser toolbar shows a little arrow . To apply the update, just follow the steps below.
- Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
- Select Update Google Chrome.
- 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.
More information for Mac and Linux users
- Mac users: You can also set up automatic browser updates for all users of your computer if Google Chrome is installed in your Applications folder. Go to the “About Google Chrome” dialog and look for the Set Up Automatic Updates for All Users button. If it’s available, click the button and authenticate to set up automatic updates.
- Linux users: Use your package manager to update Google Chrome.
Check your browser version
Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar and select About Google Chrome. The version number is the series of number beneath the “Google Chrome” heading.