Update your computer’s Google Chrome

To make sure you’re protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome can automatically update when a new version of the browser is available on your device.

With these updates, you might sometimes notice that your browser looks different. 

Get a Chrome update when available

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer’s browser.

If you haven’t closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update

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  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, look at More
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update’s been available for 2 days.
    • Orange: An update’s been available for 4 days.
    • Red: An update’s been available for 7 days.

To update Google Chrome:

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  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More.
  3. Click Update Google Chrome. If you don’t see this button, you’re on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

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