How to install Google Chrome on Fedora

Fedora comes with Firefox as the default web browser. If you prefer Google Chrome, we've got this tested guide to show you a few ways.

The new Fedora update is impressive, and we recommend that every Fedora user upgrade their Fedora 30 to Fedora 31 for the best performance and better battery life (for laptop users).

Fedora comes with Firefox as the default web browser. If you prefer Google Chrome, we’ve got this tested guide to show you a few ways. The first process shows installing Chrome from the Fedora repository, and the next one suggests downloading the Chrome app from Google servers.

With the latter process, you get Chrome’s latest version that isn’t thoroughly tested by the Fedora community. People wanting a stable and fairly tested Chrome should use the first method to install Chrome from the official Fedora repository. However, you can still install the beta/unstable version using the first method, too, as shown below.

Updating Fedora

But before we start with Google Chrome installation, you should make sure that your system is completely updated using the following two commands. Fire up the Terminal app and enter the commands one at a time.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf upgrade

Installing Google Chrome Browser on Fedora 31

Method 1: Using the Fedora Repositories

Step 1. To add extra Fedora repositories, use the following command.

sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories

Enable Fedora Repositories
Enable Fedora Repositories

Step 2. Enable the Google Chrome repository.

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome

Enable Google Chrome Repository
Enable Google Chrome Repository

Step 3. Install Google Chrome using your desired option:

A. To install the Google Chrome Beta release:

sudo dnf install google-chrome-beta

B. To install the Google Chrome unstable release:

sudo dnf install google-chrome-unstable

C. To install the Google Chrome stable release:

sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable

Download and Install Google Chrome Stable Version
Download and Install Google Chrome Stable Version

Step 4. You should get a warning for importing the GPG key, enter y to continue.

Importing GPG key
Importing GPG key

As you can see, the GPG key is imported successfully.

GPG Key Imported
GPG Key Imported

Step 5. After the Google Chrome is installed successfully, use the next command to open Google Chrome from the Terminal.

google-chrome

Open Google Chrome From Terminal
Open Google Chrome From Terminal

Step 6. For the first time starting the Google Chrome browser, you should get a message like the below one. Click the Ok button to launch Google Chrome.

Google Chrome First Use Messages
Google Chrome First Use Messages

Step 7. Welcome to Google Chrome on Fedora.

Welcome To Google Chrome Browser
Welcome To Google Chrome Browser

Method 2: Direct Installation of Google Chrome

Step 1. Use the next DNF command to install the Google Chrome Stable version directly.

sudo dnf install https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Direct Download and Install Google Chrome Stable Version
Direct Download and Install Google Chrome Stable Version

Step 2. When the installation completes successfully, launch the app.

google-chrome

Open Google Chrome From Terminal
Open Google Chrome From Terminal

Step 3. Google Chrome first use message.

Google Chrome First Use Messages
Google Chrome First Use Messages

Step 4. You can now start browsing using Google Chrome browser.

Welcome To Google Chrome Browser
Welcome To Google Chrome Browser

That’s all about installing Google Chrome on Fedora.

Hend Adel
Hi! I'm Hend Adel, a freelancer technical geek with successful experience in Database, Linux and many other IT fields. I help to build solutions to suit business needs and creating streamlined processes. I love Linux and I'm here to share my skills via FOSS Linux! Thanks for reading my article.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

23,872FansLike
267FollowersFollow
16SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST ARTICLES

How to create a Fedora Games Live USB drive in Linux

One of the best Fedora spins that has been for a while and also being well maintained is the Fedora Games. The Fedora Games spin is a great showcase of the best games available in the Fedora operating system.
foss and linux
The rise of the Linux operating system, in all its various distributions, over the past few decades has catapulted the popularity of Free or Open Source Software (FOSS). Let's guide you in understanding what is FOSS, how it differs from freeware and is Linux a FOSS.
clean virus ubuntu live CD
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to clean your Windows machine from infected viruses using an Ubuntu live USB or CD and the ClamAV antivirus. The ClamAV is a free, open-source antivirus that can be used on Ubuntu.