Google Chrome is set to automatically update when you restart it. But if you leave it open for days, you miss out on groovy new features. Here’s how to manually update it.
The Google Chrome browser is set to automatically update itself to the latest version – if you restart it, that is. Most people probably close out of it and relaunch it every day or few days. However, there are some (including me) who leave it open for days or even weeks with 50 tabs open, and we miss the updates.
I realized this was the case yesterday when I read about Google’s new “conversational search” feature. You can only use it with the latest version of Chrome.
Update Google Chrome – Option 1
To manually update to the latest version click the Options > Help > About Google Chrome.
There you’ll see the current version you’re running and that an update is available. Click Relaunch, and you’ll be running the latest version in no time.
Update Google Chrome – Option 2
1 – A quick shortcut to the above process is to just type: chrome://chrome/ into the URL address bar.
2 – This will take you to the Chrome, About page. If an update is needed, just click Relaunch.
Thanks to Dan in our comments section for this second option!