How to Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7

How to Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7
How to Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7

Install Google Chrome on CentOS

Google Chrome is the most powerful, fastest and most popular web browser in the world. Google Chrome is not the opensource browser itself, but it is based on the Chromium browser which is also available for CentOS. It is a secure and easy to use browser. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install Google Chrome on  CentOS 7.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Google Chrome on CentOS 7. You must have the credentials of a user with sudo privileges.

Install Google Chrome

The following are the steps to install Google Chrome on CentOS.

Step 1: Download the .rpm package of Google Chrome

First, By using the following curl command download the .rpm package of Google Chrome for CentOS:

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Step 2: Install Google Chrome

To install .rpm package in CentOS you will need to have sudo privileges. To install Google Chrome use following command:

sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Now it will prompt you for password. Enter the password of your system and continue.

Step 3: Start Google Chrome

Now as the installation of Google Chrome is complete. You can start Google Chrome in two ways.

First you can start Google Chrome by typing google-chrome in terminal or by using Applications and searching for google chrome in CentOS.

To start Google Chrome by using Applications then clicking on Internet and then on Google Chrome.

You can also start Google Chrome Using following command:

google-chrome

After starting Google Chrome for the first time you will be asked for setting it as a default browser.

You can check options according to your preference and click on OK. After clicking OK you will see the following screen.

How to install Google Chrome - turn on sync
How to install Google Chrome – turn on sync

Now Google Chrome is opened and you can enjoy browsing. You can also import passwords, bookmarks and other settings.

How to install Google Chrome - Sign in to google Chrome
How to install Google Chrome – Sign in to Google Chrome

Upgrade Google Chrome

If you want to upgrade Chrome you can do so by using the following instruction.

To uninstall Google chrome use below commands:

sudo yum update google-chrome-stable

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to install Google Chrome on CentOS 7. If you have any queries please don’t forget to comment below.

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