Chrome keeps you up to date

Chrome updates happen in the background automatically — keeping you running smoothly and securely with the latest features.

How to check your version of Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. At the top right, look at More
  3. Click Help > About Chrome

Here's how you can update Chrome

Updates automatically

Chrome checks for new updates regularly, and when an update is available, Chrome applies it automatically when you close and reopen the browser.

Chrome UI with applying update icon

Applying a pending update

If you haven’t closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update.

If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:

Green

The pending update was released less than 2 days ago.

Orange

The pending update was released about 4 days ago.

Red

The pending update was released at least a week ago.

To apply the update, simply close and reopen Chrome.

Chrome UI alerting that there's a pending update

Why keep Chrome updated

Keeping Chrome up to date allows you to take advantage of the latest Chrome features and security updates to keep you productive, secure, and mobile.

Keeps you secure

Chrome makes staying safe easy by updating automatically. This ensures you have the latest security features and fixes as soon as they’re available.

The latest Google features

Chrome is constantly updating to bring new Google tools into the browser like one-click translation, tab groups, and password checkup.

Improved speed and performance

Chrome is designed for speed and efficiency — making your browsing experience fast and reliable, so you can get stuff done.