About every six weeks, Google updates its browser and often updates it along the way with security updates and other smaller cosmetic changes. While many browsers can be set to automatically update, it is recommended to manually check for updates immediately.
This week, Google released Version 103 which incorporates updates for faster load times for webpages, the ability to better block site notifications from specific sites, and updates to recognize malicious websites.
Follow these steps to update the browser now.
- For those with access to Google Chrome for Mac
- Select About Chrome from the Chrome menu
- Allow it to scan from a most recent update
- Click Relaunch to complete the update
- Open Chrome browser
- At the top right, click More
- Click Help, then About Google Chrome
- Select Update Google Chrome
Note: If you do not see the “Update Google Chrome” button, then your browser is already updated
- Click Relaunch to complete
- From your phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app
- Tap the profile icon from the top right
- Select Manage apps & device
- Find Chrome located under “Updates available”
- Tap Update
iPhone & iPad
- Launch Apple App Store
- Tap Profile from the top right (it looks like you or a shape of a person)
- Scroll down to “Available Updates” and search for Chrome
- If you see Chrome on the list, tap Update
- Enter your passcode or Apple ID password if prompted
- Chrome will automatically update when finished downloading
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