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How to Download and Install Google Chrome on a Mac

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install Google Chrome on your macOS device.
Before We Begin:
  • Have a working internet connection.
Google chrome icon

1 Install Google Chrome

We will use the built-in Safari browser on your Mac to download and install Google Chrome.

  1. Open Safari from your Dock.
    Apple Safari.
  2. In the address bar at the top, type https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/ then press return.
    Browser address bar with address filled in.
  3. Select Download Chrome.
    Chrome Download page with Download Chrome highlighted.
  4. Carefully read the Terms of Service, then select Accept and Install.
    Chrome Terms of Service with Accept and Install highlighted.
  5. Select Downloads, then select googlechrome.dmg from the list.
    Safari Downloads with googlechrome.dmg highlighted.
  6. Drag Google Chrome to the Applications shortcut.
    Installing Google Chrome.
  7. Once Chrome has finished copying, drag the mounted installer disk image for Chrome from your Desktop to the Trash to unmount it. You do not need the installer now that Chrome is installed.
    Ejecting Chrome installer disk image.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install Google Chrome on your macOS device.
Before We Begin:
  • Have a working internet connection.
Google chrome icon

We will use the built-in Safari browser on your Mac to download and install Google Chrome.

  1. Open Safari from your Dock.
    Apple Safari.
  2. In the address bar at the top, type https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/ then press return.
    Browser address bar with address filled in.
  3. Select Download Chrome.
    Chrome Download page with Download Chrome highlighted.
  4. Carefully read the Terms of Service, then select Accept and Install.
    Chrome Terms of Service with Accept and Install highlighted.
  5. Select Downloads, then select googlechrome.dmg from the list.
    Safari Downloads with googlechrome.dmg highlighted.
  6. Drag Google Chrome to the Applications shortcut.
    Installing Google Chrome.
  7. Once Chrome has finished copying, drag the mounted installer disk image for Chrome from your Desktop to the Trash to unmount it. You do not need the installer now that Chrome is installed.
    Ejecting Chrome installer disk image.