How To Download And Install Google Chrome On Your PC And Mac

Fortune Osinachi
Fortune Osinachi - Freelance Writer
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Of recent, Google Chrome is one of most famous web browsers compatible with both Windows PC and Mac computer.

Google Chrome offers a wide range of features that makes browsing faster and more convenient with its user-friendly interface.

Chrome can be downloaded from the Google Chrome website, Microsoft Store, or App Store depending on the device.

In this article, you’ll learn how to download and install Google Chrome on PC or Mac in a step by step guidelines.

How To Download Google Chrome On PC or Mac Via Google Chrome Website

Downloading Google Chrome on your PC or Mac is very much easy if you know how.

Downloading Google Chrome on a PC can be done via the Microsoft store or a browser. While on Mac, it can be done through the browser.

If the PC or Mac has a browser then the file can be downloaded via the Chrome site and to do this.

Step 1: Connect the device to Wi-Fi

First of all, connect your PC or Mac to a working Wi-Fi and then open your browser.

Step 2: Open your Browser

On your device, move to your browser and open it. This can either be Edge or Safari browser.

Step 3: Visit Google Chrome website

After you’ve opened your preferred browser, type in Google Chrome Website URL and search.

Step 4: Click on Download Chrome

To start the download process on your PC or Mac, click on the Download Chrome button and wait for the download to finish.

Step 5: Check Downloads

After successfully downloading Google Chrome, check the Downloads folders on the browser.

Step 6: Run Setup

Click on the .exe or .dmg file twice to kick start the setup process depending on the device, and it will take a few moments to finish up and when it does, Google Chrome will automatically open. Here’s the step for each devices.

Install Google Chrome On Windows PC After Download

After downloading the Chrome browser from their official website, here’s how you can install it on your Windows computer.

Step 1: Tap the download file

Tap on the .exe file you just downloaded and open it. This is the file that will download and install Chrome on your PC.

Select Yes when the file asks to make changes to your device.

Step 2: Install and use

Wait for Chrome to download and install. Once the installation is complete, the Chrome browser window will open.

Install Google Chrome On Mac After Download

For Mac users, to install the Google Chrome app, you need to do this.

Step 1: Click Download icon

Once the download has been completed, click the Downloads icon and double-click the .dmg file.

Step 2: Drag Chrome to App folder

A new window will open with the Chrome icon above the App folder. Drag and drop the Google Chrome icon into the App folder.

You’ve now successfully installed the Google Chrome web browser on your Mac computer.

You can now go to your Application folder and open the Chrome app. You might get a warning message, but tap on Open and you’ll begin using Chrome on your Mac computer.

How To Download And Install Google Chrome On PC Via Microsoft Store

You can download and install Google Chrome on your PC through the Microsoft Store. To do this, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Store On PC

On your PC menu or search box, type in Microsoft Store and open the app. If you haven’t already signed in, you need to sign in or create an account.

Step 2: Find Google Chrome

When you’ve opened the Microsoft Store, find the Google Chrome app and then download it.

Step 3: Download Google Chrome

Click on Download to start downloading Google Chrome on your PC.

After downloading the Google Chrome browser on your PC, you can also set it to be your default browser.

How To Set Google Chrome As Default Browser On PC

To set Google Chrome as a default browser on your PC, it first boils down to the Windows you are running. If you are running Windows 10, do this.

Step 1: Open System Menu (Click Start)

On your PC, click on Start to open the System menu.

Step 2: Click Settings

From the option available in the menu, click on Settings. You can also use the search bar to search for Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Apps

Then tap on the Apps tab and choose Default apps positioned at the side.

Step 4: Click Current browser

Beneath the Web browser option, click on the current browser and select Google Chrome.

Step 5: Tap Done

After selecting Google Chrome as your default browser, tap Done to finish up.

How To Set Google Chrome As Default Browser On Mac

If you want to set Google Chrome as a default browser for your MacBook, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

Firstly, open Google Chrome app on your Mac device.

Step 2 : Click More (3-dot icon)

When you’ve opened Google Chrome, click on More (the 3-dotted vertical icon at the right corner) to display the Menu options.

Step 3: Scroll down to Settings

From the Menu options click on Settings to display other hidden options.

Step 4: Click Default Browser

On the left side menu options, click on Default browser and select Google Chrome.


Downloading and installing Google Chrome on your PC or Mac is a simple process that can be completed in just a few minutes.

By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of using Google Chrome, including faster browsing speeds, built-in security features, and access to a wide range of extensions and add-ons.

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By Fortune Osinachi Freelance Writer
Fortune Osinachi is an experienced freelance tech writer specializing in consumer technology. With 5 years of expertise, he delves into comprehensive guides for iOS, macOS, and Windows on Techvocast. His work also extends to prominent online media platforms including What Gadget, iGeekPhone, Xiaomitoday, and MobiGaming.
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