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Are you using Google Chrome and wondering if you’re getting the most out of it? Do you want to make sure you are getting the latest bug fixes and security updates? As far as that is concerned we can show you how to get Chrome up to date.

If you often leave your browser open for long periods of time you may have an update waiting for you.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, look at More . (this is the 3 vertical dots)
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update was released less than 2 days ago.
    • Orange: An update was released about 4 days ago.
    • Red: An update was released at least a week ago.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More .
  3. Click Update Google Chrome.
    • Important: If you don’t see this button, you’re on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows then reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you open your Google Chrome browser, the update will be applied and Google Chrome will be up to date.

For an alternative method to updating Google Chrome

To force Chrome to check for an update type or copy and paste chrome://help into the address bar and follow the prompts. The chrome://help command will also bring up a window that lets you know if your browser is up to date.