Are you looking for an answer on how to install google chrome browser in Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jelly Fish or Ubuntu 20.04 Focal fossa? So here are the commands to follow. Chrome is Google’s free Internet browser and comes with its default search engine. It is currently one of the most popular and widely used browsers in the world, ahead of Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer (Edge). In terms of functionality and security, Google Chrome is well positioned.
Although Firefox is Ubuntu’s default browser, those who aren’t fans of it and want Chrome can switch to it at any time. The easiest methods are here.
Steps to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04 LTS
To note: I recommend you go for it second method. It’s easy and automatically adds the repository to the system, reducing the hassle.
1 method # By manually adding the repository
Add a Chrome GPG key
As the Chrome browser is a proprietary application, it is therefore not available for installation using the default system repository of Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04. For this we have to add one manually. However, before that, add the GPG key used to sign the Chrome browser packages available through its repository. Without this key, our system will not retrieve the packages from the repository that we will add in the next step.
wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Add the Google Chrome repository on Ubuntu 22.04 | 04/20
Now we have the GPG key, add the official repository provided by Google to provide Debian Linux based package to install their Chrome browser.
Copy and paste and press the Enter key.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
Update APT cache
Then run the update system command which will refresh the system repository cache to rebuild it again. So that our system can recognize the packages available through our newly added Chrome repository.
sudo apt update
Command to install Chrome on Ubuntu 22.04 | 04/20
All of the steps required to install Google’s Chrome are now on our system. We just need to run the given APT command to install it on our Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 LTS.
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list
Run the browser
Go to the app launcher and search for the browser. When you see the Chrome icon, click to perform the same. Upon launch, you will be asked to configure the system default browser, do as you wish.
2 # – Using Debian Binary
Install Chrome via binary
Using the binary will automatically add Chrome’s repository, so we just need to run a few commands below on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04 | 18.04 including Linux Mint, Debian, and other similar systems.
System update and installation
sudo apt update && sudo apt install wget
Download Debian Binary
sudo apt ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
That’s it. You have successfully installed Google’s Chrome browser on your Ubuntu or Debian based Linux system using the commands above.
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