Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04


Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google, uses the WebKit layout engine. As of 2016, Google Chrome has a 60% worldwide usage of a web browser. Google Chrome has inbuilt translate facility for translation of over 52 languages.

We can extend the functionality of Google Chrome by installing extension and web application; we can also install themes for changing the way it looks. Here is the tutorial about installing latest Google Chrome Ubuntu 16.04.

Note: Google has discontinued the availability of 32-bit browser for Ubuntu.

Step 1: Open up your system terminal.

Step 2: Download latest version of Google Chrome. Issue the following command to download it in the terminal.

$ wget

Step 3: Install Dependencies.

$ sudo apt-get install libxss1 libgconf2-4 libappindicator1 libindicator7

Step 4: Install Google Chrome.

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

Start Google Chrome ( Dash Home –> Search for Google Chrome).


$ google-chrome
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 - ITzGeek
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 – ITzGeek

Note: You can not run Google Chrome from root user, but you can make it work by editing the below file.

$ sudo nano /usr/bin/google-chrome

Add the greened one to the second last line.

if [[ -n "$CHROME_USER_DATA_DIR" ]]; then
# Note: exec -a below is a bashism.
exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" \
--user-data-dir="$CHROME_USER_DATA_DIR" "$@"
exec -a "$0" "$HERE/chrome" "$@" --user-data-dir

That ‘s All.

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  • Alberto Barrera

    sos un pelotudo hermano

  • Deep mandal

    Thanks it worked 🙂

  • alfie0077

    did not get an icon to launch, bye bye chrome.