How to Download Chrome on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this step-by-step tutorial on how to download Google Chrome on your Mac. Whether you are new to the Mac world or simply want to switch to a different web browser, Chrome is a popular choice due to its speed, security, and user-friendly interface.

Step 1: Visit the Official Google Chrome Website

To begin the process, open your current web browser (e.g., Safari) and search for “Google Chrome for Mac” or simply visit

Step 2: Locate the Download Button

Once you are on the official Google Chrome website, locate the download button. It is usually displayed prominently on the main page. The button will typically say “Download Chrome” or something similar.


If you are unable to find the download button, look for a menu or navigation bar at the top of the webpage. In some cases, there may be a dropdown menu labeled “Downloads” or something similar. Clicking on this dropdown should reveal a direct link to download Chrome.

Step 3: Start the Download

Click on the download button to start downloading the installation file for Google Chrome. The file will typically be named something like “googlechrome.dmg”.


The download process may take a few moments depending on your internet connection speed.

Step 4: Open and Install Google Chrome

Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded file in your “Downloads” folder or wherever your browser saves downloaded files by default.

Note: If you are using Safari as your current web browser, you can usually find the downloaded file by clicking on the arrow icon in the top-right corner of the Safari window.

Double-click on the downloaded file (e., “googlechrome.dmg”) to open it. This will mount a virtual disk image containing the Google Chrome installer.

In the new window that appears, you will see a Google Chrome icon and an Applications folder icon. Drag and drop the Google Chrome icon onto the Applications folder icon to begin installing Chrome.

Step 5: Confirm Installation

A pop-up window may appear asking for confirmation to install Google Chrome. Click on the “Open” button to proceed with the installation.

Note: If prompted, you may need to enter your Mac’s administrator password in order to authorize the installation process.

Step 6: Wait for Installation

The installation process may take a few minutes. During this time, do not close or interrupt the installation window.

Step 7: Launch Google Chrome

Once the installation is complete, you will see a confirmation message. You can now close the installation window and locate Google Chrome in your Applications folder or Launchpad.

Note: You can also add Google Chrome to your Dock for quick and easy access by dragging its icon from Applications or Launchpad to your Dock.


You have successfully downloaded and installed Google Chrome on your Mac. Now you can enjoy all the features and benefits of this popular web browser!

  • Tip: To set Google Chrome as your default web browser on Mac, go to “System Preferences > General”. Under “Default web browser,” select Google Chrome from the dropdown menu.
  • Important: Remember to keep Google Chrome updated to ensure you have the latest security patches and features.

    Chrome usually updates automatically, but you can manually check for updates by clicking on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the Chrome window, selecting “Help,” and then choosing “About Google Chrome. “

That’s it! You are now ready to explore the web with Google Chrome on your Mac. Enjoy a fast, secure, and seamless browsing experience!

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