Google Chrome
Google Chrome
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Google Chrome for Mac

05 March 2021

Modern and fast Web browser.

What is Google Chrome for Mac

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.

Google Chrome for Mac is widely popular because it offers Google-specific features on your Mac.

Download Google Chrome on your Mac to get a multi-functional web browser that’s easy to use and customize, no matter your skill level.

Google Chrome is preferred by two-thirds of browser users across platforms, securing that position by serving as a major platform of compatibility for web apps, and should not be confused for Chrome OS which is an operating system.

Licensed as proprietary freeware, Chrome uses the Apple WebKit rendering engine for iOS versions.

When you install Chrome on Mac, you automatically get access to Chrome DevTools with the browser. DevTools allows developers to simulate device and to collect vital information on their code and most other web applications in real-time to debug code and analyze load performance.

Features

  • Bookmarks and settings synchronization across devices and browsers
  • Common Web standards support
  • Advanced Malware and Ad blocking
  • Plugins and extensions
  • Privacy, Speed and Stability
  • A user interface, themes, apps, and desktop shortcuts.
  • Chrome Web Store
  • Automatic web page translation
  • Release channels, cycles, and updates.
  • Release version numbers

Release Channels

Stable Channel

This is the latest stable version and the safe option with all the features tested before release.

Beta Channel

These versions are still in the testing stage so you can expect a bug, but you get to test the newest features first

Dev Channel

Dedicated to the people who use the cutting-edge web platform APIs and developer tools to develop apps for all versions of the web. Weekly updates.

Canary Channel

This is the experimental edition of Chrome with all the newest technologies still under development. This new technology is sometimes referred to as Bleeding edge technology, as it can sometimes break down completely and cause havoc.

The work in progress edition is mainly for developers who want to have information about future releases to help them in their creative processes.

Compatibility

Google no longer provides support for older versions than Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.

FAQ

Can you install Google Chrome on a Mac?

Yes, you can. If you want to use Chrome as your default browser, you will need to manually set it to the default browser on your PC as Mac comes out with the Safari web browser pre-installed.

How do I download Google Chrome on a Mac?

  • Select the correct version and download the installation file
  • Locate and Open 'googlechrome.dmg’;
  • Find Chrome and drag it to the local Applications folder - you might need admin permissions for certain file locations;
  • Open Chrome;
  • Open Finder;
  • In the sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject.

How to make Chrome the default browser on Mac

  • Launch Chrome.
  • Locate the initial "Settings" section and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the "Make Google Chrome my default browser" option.

Can I make Chrome update automatically on Mac?

Click on the "three dots" icon in the top outer right corner. Select the "Help" then click on the "About Google Chrome’ option from the drop-down menu. Enable the "Automatically update Chrome for all users" option and restart Google Chrome on Mac.

What's new in Google Chrome

Version 89.0.4389.72:
  • This release contains security fixes and improvements.

A list of all changes is available in the log.

Google Chrome for Mac Old Versions

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FAQ

Can you install Google Chrome on a Mac?
Yes, you can. If you want to use Chrome as your default browser, you will need to manually set it to the default browser on your PC as Mac comes out with the Safari web browser pre-installed.
How do I download Google Chrome on a Mac?
  • Select the correct version and download the installation file
  • Locate and Open 'googlechrome.dmg’;
  • Find Chrome and drag it to the local Applications folder - you might need admin permissions for certain file locations;
  • Open Chrome;
  • Open Finder;
  • In the sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject.
How to make Chrome the default browser on Mac
  • Launch Chrome.
  • Locate the initial "Settings" section and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the "Make Google Chrome my default browser" option.
Can I make Chrome update automatically on Mac?
Click on the "three dots" icon in the top outer right corner. Select the "Help" then click on the "About Google Chrome’ option from the drop-down menu. Enable the "Automatically update Chrome for all users" option and restart Google Chrome on Mac.
What is the current version of Google Chrome?
The latest major version for iOS is 19.0.1084

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slaterinabus
slaterinabus
Mar 1 2021
88.0.4324.192
1.0
Mar 1 2021
1.0
Version: 88.0.4324.192
If you care about your privacy you should not be using Googles Chrome browser.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 24 2021
88.0.4324.182
3.0
Feb 24 2021
3.0
Version: 88.0.4324.182
v88.0.4324.192 is out! It contains 10 IMPORTANT SECURITY PATCHES! Update NOW! [Patched: CVE-2021-21149, CVE-2021-21150, CVE-2021-21151, CVE-2021-21152, CVE-2021-21153, CVE-2021-21154, CVE-2021-21155, CVE-2021-21156, CVE-2021-21157.]
prberquist
prberquist
Feb 17 2021
88.0.4324.150
1.0
Feb 17 2021
1.0
Version: 88.0.4324.150
Every update Google pushes out, Chrome starts using WAY too much of my CPU. Fans go crazy, laptop becomes hot, and I have to shut down Chrome. I've used several other browsers and NEVER have this issue with them. Goodbye Google
oscarPol
oscarPol
Jan 15 2021
87.0.4280.141
5.0
Jan 15 2021
5.0
Version: 87.0.4280.141
I only use it! For me, Google Chrome is just salvation. Minimalism and quality of work.
yayt
yayt
Dec 10 2020
87.0.4280.67
1.0
Dec 10 2020
1.0
Version: 87.0.4280.67
Would not recommend this browser by Google. There are a few options out there: Tor, Firefox, Brave to name a few and they respect your privacy. No need to install Chrome.
nicolaiwhited
nicolaiwhited
Dec 10 2020
87.0.4280.67
1.0
Dec 10 2020
1.0
Version: 87.0.4280.67
... No tracking please. I have brave.
vitathesa44taehyung
vitathesa44taehyung
Oct 31 2020
86.0.4240.111
3.0
Oct 31 2020
3.0
Version: 86.0.4240.111
Can I download this,because my I forgot my Apple ID?
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 26 2020
86.0.4240.111
3.0
Oct 26 2020
3.0
Version: 86.0.4240.111
*Be certain you've updated to v86.0.4240.111 --> "Critical Chrome security flaw revealed — how to update now" --> https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-86-security-patch
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Oct 21 2020
86.0.4240.111
1.0
Oct 21 2020
1.0
Version: 86.0.4240.111
"Modern and fast Web browser....." .... riddled with security holes and Google tracking every keystroke and every site you visit.. An utter and absolute lack of privacy or security.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Oct 8 2020
86.0.4240.75
1.0
Oct 8 2020
1.0
Version: 86.0.4240.75
Horror show as far as security is concerned - check out https://macintouch.com/post/8769/chrome-86-big-security-update/ suggest looking for alternative - Firefox is my preferred browser, with all the privacy features Google doesn't let you use
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