How To Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

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Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7
Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7

Google Chrome is the freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit fork blink engine. As of December 2019, Google Chrome is the most widely used browser having a share of around 64% worldwide browser usage.

Google Chrome has the inbuilt translate faculty for translation of over 52 languages. Google Chrome has the option to install extension and web applications to increase the feature and functionality of the browser; you can also install themes for a visual change.

Here is the tutorial about installing the latest Google Chrome (v78) on CentOS 7/ RHEL 7.

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Add Google Chrome Repository

Create a repo file under /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Copy and paste the below repository information to the above repo file.

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Install Google Chrome

You can install Google Chrome using yum command.

Google Chrome Stable

yum install -y google-chrome-stable

Google Chrome Beta

yum install -y google-chrome-beta

Start Google Chrome

Graphical Mode

To open a Google Chrome, go to Applications >> Internet >> Google Chrome.

Start Google Chrome On CentOS 7
Start Google Chrome On CentOS 7

Command Line Mode

Google Chrome Stable:

$ google-chrome

Google Chrome beta:

$ google-chrome-beta

In case you wan to set Google Chrome as the default web browser.

Make Google Chrome As Default Browser
Make Google Chrome As Default Browser

Screenshot of Google Chrome running on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7.

Google Chrome Running On CentOS 7
Google Chrome Running On CentOS 7

Conclusion

That’s All. I hope you were able to install and run Chrome on CentOS 7/ RHEL 7 without any issues. Please share your feedback in the comments section.

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