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 update itself to the latest version automatically – if you restart it, that is. Most people probably close out of it and relaunch it every day or few days. However, some (including me) 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
1. To manually update to the latest version, click the Options > Help > About Google Chrome.
2. 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 type: chrome://chrome/ into the URL address bar.
2. This will take you to the Chrome, About page. If an update is needed, click Relaunch.
If you like to stay on top of things and make sure your software is up-to-date as soon as possible. This is a great way to make sure you have the latest security patches and new features for Chrome. You have the control to make sure you have “the latest and greatest” instead of waiting on the browser to choose when you receive updates. Thanks to Dan in our comments section for this second option!