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One thing to keep in mind before we start the installation process is that you should keep in mind that Google Chrome is not available for 32-bit operating systems. You should make sure that you are using a 64-bit operating system. 

Google Chrome is not avalible in the Ubuntu Software Center so we have to start the process by downloading the .deb file from Google website.

To download the .deb file click here. You will be greeted by the screen below. Click on the Download Chrome link.

Next you will see a screen that is asking you to confirm the Linux version you are running.

As shown on the image above make sure that the .deb file is checked and then click on Accept and Install.

Note*: On the next screen, you should opt for saving the file to the computer instead of opening it in the software center for installation. If you don’t do that and there were some issues with the software center, you’ll have to download the deb file again. It’s better to download and save the file itself.

This will open a file folder to the location that you would like to save the .deb file. Click on Save button and the download will start.

Your downloaded deb file should be in the Downloads folder. Installing deb files is super easy. Go to this folder and double click on the deb file. You can think of these deb files as those exe files in Windows.

It will then open Ubuntu’s software center and you should see an option for installing Google Chrome now. Hit on the install button.

In Ubuntu 20.04, you’ll have to right click on the deb file and select top open with Software Center.

It will ask for your password before starting the installation. You should enter your account’s password. It should take less than a minute for completing the Google Chrome installation. You should see a remove option now which indicates that the software is installed.

Once you have installed Chrome on Ubuntu, you can search for it in the menu. Simply press the Windows key and start typing chrome.

Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Terminal

The process you just saw in method 1 can be done in the terminal as well. Many people prefer the GUI way but if you like using the command line, you can install Google Chrome using the terminal.

It’s not as straight forward as using apt-get install chrome though but it’s not super complicated as well.

To install Google Chrome from the terminal, get the DEB file using the wget command:

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

Now you can use dpkg to install Chrome from the downloaded DEB file:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

That’s it. Now you can find Google Chrome in the menu and start it from there.

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