How to Download Google Chrome Web Browser on Your Mac
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(Pocket-lint) – For many, Google Chrome is the only web browser worth using. If you want to know why it’s so popular, you’ll be happy to know that downloading and installing it on your Mac is incredibly easy and quick. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take so you can finally ditch Safari, Mozilla, or whatever for Chrome.
How to Install Chrome Browser on Your Mac
If you use Chrome on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad, you might consider using it on your laptop or Mac as well. It will seamlessly sync your bookmarks, passwords, preferences, and open tabs across all your devices. You can literally pick up where you left off, which means you can start browsing on your iPhone, then switch to your Mac and access your open tabs. Also, numerous benchmarking tests have shown Chrome to be the fastest browser on the market. There are few reasons not to use it. Unless, of course, you have a problem with Google and its data collection practices. But this is another article.
Download and install Chrome on your Mac
Google’s Chrome browser is not pre-installed on a Mac. You’ll have to download it, which means you’ll have to open another web browser to go to Google’s site to get it. Ironic, right?
- Open Safari or another Web browser on your Mac.
- Go to google.com/chrome.
- Click on Download Chromium.
- If the download has not started, click Download Chromium in the corner of the screen.
- Click Accept and Install and wait for the download to complete.
- Once Chrome has finished downloading, your Mac’s downloads folder will appear in the dock.
- Go to download and double click on the file called googlechome.dmg.
- This will open a disk image. In the window that opens, drag the Google Chrome icon to the application folder.
- There it’s done ! Chromium is now installed on your Mac.
The first time you open Chrome, your Mac asks if you want to open the app. Click Open and make sure to sign in to your Google account. When prompted, make Chrome your default browser.
You want to know more ?
Google offers a support page that explains in detail how to install Chrome: Download and install Google Chrome.
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