Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04

Google Chrome is a cross-platform, fast, secure web browser developed by Google. Chrome is a free software but is not open-source. Chrome is based on the open-source Chromium project.

This tutorial shows how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install Google Chrome

Download GPG key by using the following command:

sudo wget -qO /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/google_linux_signing_key.asc https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Add the Google Chrome repository:

echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google_chrome.list

Update the package lists and install Google Chrome:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y google-chrome-stable

When installation is completed, we can check Google Chrome version:

google-chrome --version

Testing Google Chrome

We can run the Google Chrome in a headless environment. The following command captures a screenshot of a page. Screenshot is saved as test.png file in the current working directory.

google-chrome --headless --disable-gpu --screenshot=test.png --window-size=1920,1080 https://www.google.com

Uninstall Google Chrome

If you want to completely remove Google Chrome and related dependencies, execute the following command:

sudo apt purge --autoremove -y google-chrome-stable

Remove GPG key and repository:

sudo rm -rf /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/google_linux_signing_key.asc
sudo rm -rf /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google_chrome.list

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