How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we’ll talk about different features of Google Chrome and how to download and install Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04.

Google Chrome

Google offers Google Chrome. It is a web browser which is free and has a greater number of advanced features . Chrome has rapidly gotten to be the Worldwide popular web browser. Chrome was introduced in the market on December 11, 2008. It is an open-source program used for executing web-based applications and accessing the World Wide. It is accessible for Linux, Android, Windows, Mac OS X, iOS operating systems. Google releases various updates in a single year.

The Web security of Google Chrome is based on a sand-boxing approach. Malicious code on one page doesn’t affect the other page because every open page or website runs and handles its processes. Google Chrome supports cascading style sheets (CSS) and HTML5. Its competitors adopted its feature of combining the address bar and the search bar. Chrome permits users to log in and sign in with their Google accounts, which also helps them import all of their settings, including the bookmarks.

A report from May 2020 states that Google Chrome is  really popular globally. It shares more than 60% of the web browser web market. Another thing about Chrome is that it is a cross-platform web browser, which means it has different versions according to the operating systems’ compatibility, different computers, and mobile phones. Statistics show that Google Chrome for Android holds more than 32% share of the web browser market.

If you are not using Google Chrome as a default web browser then you are missing out. In the next section of the article, I am going to tell you the top 5 reasons that Why you should use Google Chrome on your system.

1. Security

Chrome provides you a safe and sound web browsing experience. It has secure browsing innovations. You will have the latest or up-to-date version of Chrome because it updates automatically. You can also control your private information. Whenever Chrome recognizes a malicious website, and will show you a warning so that you may know that you are stepping out from the safe zone.

2. Speed

Chrome was mainly designed while keeping in mind the performance factor of different web-based applications. Anybody can search about anything within mini seconds. The same is the case with loading applications, various web pages, and handling multiple tabs. The combination of the address and the search bar increase the efficiency of the browser. 

3. Customization

You can customize Chrome with different themes, extensions, and attractive themes. You can also create your themes by playing with the colors and graphics. Isn’t it a fantastic feature?

4. Sign-in

You can use multiple accounts on your Google Chrome. It will sync all the bookmarks, extensions, and applications and treat them as separate. Anything you update on the account will be changed across all the devices where you are signed in with that account. 

5. Translation

If you visit a page with a different language than yours, then Chrome will offer you an offer to translate the page into your native language.

These are some of the reasons for you to make a switch today on this cool, fastest and safest Web browser.

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

After the essential information about Google Chrome as a Web Browser, we will move forward with its installation procedure. The process of installing Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04 is simple and straightforward. Follow the given steps for a successful way to use Google Chrome in Linux.

Step 1: First of all, Open up the terminal by searching it manually in activities, or you can also press ‘CTRL+ALT+T’ to view the terminal window.

Step 2:  Next, update the package lists to upgrade the packages.

$ sudo apt update

Step 3: Download the latest Google Chrome package by using the wget.

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

The output shows that the package is downloading. Wait according to the estimated download time and then move towards the next step.

Step 4: As the package is downloaded, Now install this Google Chrome package on your Ubuntu 20.04 using the following command.

$  sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Press ‘y’, it will allow the system to download the package.

Finally, You can enjoy using Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04. You can start using it by searching it manually in the activities.

Executing the given command in the terminal will also open up the Chrome.

$ google-chrome

It will show you the following output.

Click ‘OK’ to switch to this amazing Web Browser.

Here you go. You can choose a background, add bookmarks for your favorite application, and sign-in to enjoy a trustful and speedy browsing experience.

Conclusion

This article represented a brief overview of Google Chrome, and we suggested it to you by giving some exact reasons according to the browsing specialties of any Web Browser. Furthermore, We have shown you a complete procedure to install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 20.04.

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