How to Install/Upgrade Google Chrome 56 in Ubuntu

Google Chrome 56 is the most popular browser. It is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome 56 web browser brings WebGL 2.0 and FLAC support. Chrome 56.0.2924.76 contains a number of fixes and improvements. Google Chrome is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. The Google Chrome 56 stable version has been released to download and install with various bug fixes and improvements.

  • Added support for WebGL 2.0 and Flac
  • Added HTML5 support
  • Added number of new apps/extension APIs
  • Plenty of under the hood modifications for stability and performance

    Google Chrome 56

    In this article will help you to install or upgrade Google Chrome on Ubuntu.

    Method 1:

    Step 1: Adding Singing Key

    Before adding Google Chrome repository you need to install Google’s Linux package signing Key using below command.

    $ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
    

    Step 2: Adding Google Chrome Repository

    Now, add the Google chrome repository in our system using following commands.

    $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
    

    Step 3: Update System

    After adding chrome repository, you must update the system, using the following command.

    $ sudo apt-get update
    

    Step 4: Install or Upgrade Google Chrome

    After adding Google chrome repository in our system use following commands to install latest Google chrome release.

    Install Chrome Stable Version

    $ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
    

    Install Chrome Beta Version

    $ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
    

    Install Chrome Unstable Version

    $ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable
    

    Method 2:

    You can also install Google Chrome Browser Be using .deb Package, follow below steps to install Google Chrome using .deb.

    Download .deb Package

    First you need to download the .deb package using the following command.

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

    Install Package

    After downloading .deb package, run below command to install it.

    $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    

    Launch Google Chrome

    You have successfully installed the Google Chrome, you can launch it using below command.

    $ google-chrome &
    [or]
    $ google-chrome-stable &
    

    Google Chrome 56

    Enjoy it!

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