How to Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.4 LTS

How to Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.4 LTS

Have you ever tried looking for the Google Chrome web browser in Ubuntu Software Centre? If you have, then you are already aware of that Google Chrome is not available for installation from the Ubuntu Software centre. Instead, you would find Chromium browser that can also be used as an alternate for the Chrome web browser. 
However, if you still want to install the Chrome browser in your Ubuntu 18.4 LTS or 16.4 Operating system, you can do so by using the Terminal. Follow the below step-by-step instruction for software installation of Chrome in Ubuntu 18.4 LTS.
Note: The 32-bit package for Google Chrome is no longer available.
Step 1: Open the Terminal by pressing a Ctrl+Alt+T key.
Step 2: Follow the following command one by one to successfully install the chrome on your Ubuntu system.


sudo dpkg -i google-chrome*.deb

install chrome in ubuntu 18.4 LTS

The final command mentioned below is optional. Use it only if you get some error.

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sudo apt-get install -f

Step 3: Now start the Chrome browser using the below command.


These commands will successfully install the Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.4 LTS Bionic Beaver.

Here’s another method I found at LinuxBabe. For those of you who get an error while using the above method, you can use the alternate way listed below.

  • On your terminal, enter the command shown below. This will allow you to create a source list file for Google Chrome.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

  • The above command will open the nano editor(an editor that lets you edit text files in the terminal window). The file name is google-chrome.list as you can see at the end of the command. Now, you have to copy/paste the below code inside the file. Then hit Ctrl + X to save the changes and press enter to confirm.

deb [arch=amd64] stable main

  • Now, run the following commands one by one. It will download the Google’s signing key for Linux.


  • Now, install the updated version of Google Chrome. Before doing that, you have to update the Ubuntu’s package list. Use these commands.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

  • That’s it. Now, start the Chrome browser using the below command.


I hope this how-to guide helped you in installing Google Chrome web browser in your Ubuntu Operating system. Please, don’t forget to like and share.

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