How to Install Google Chrome on Mac

Installing Google Chrome on macOS is a straightforward process that involves downloading the installer from the official website and following the installation steps. This guide will walk you through each step to ensure a smooth installation.


Google Chrome is a popular web browser known for its speed, simplicity, and security. Installing Chrome on your macOS device can enhance your browsing experience with its numerous features and extensions. Follow these steps to download and install Google Chrome on macOS.

Step 1: Download Google Chrome

  1. Open Safari or another web browser: Launch Safari, which is the default web browser on macOS, or any other web browser you have installed.
  2. Go to the Google Chrome download page: In the address bar, type and press Enter.

Step 2: Download the Chrome Installer

  1. Click the "Download Chrome" button: On the Google Chrome download page, click on the Download Chrome button.
  2. Choose the correct version: Ensure that the version for macOS is selected. The website should automatically detect your operating system and provide the appropriate version.
  3. Accept and download: Read the terms of service if you wish, then click Accept and Install to begin the download. The Chrome installer (googlechrome.dmg) will start downloading.

Step 3: Install Google Chrome

  1. Locate the downloaded file: Once the download is complete, open Finder and navigate to your Downloads folder to find the googlechrome.dmg file.
  2. Open the installer: Double-click the googlechrome.dmg file to open it. A new window will appear with the Google Chrome icon and an Applications folder shortcut.
  3. Drag and drop: Drag the Google Chrome icon to the Applications folder shortcut. This will copy Chrome to your Applications folder.

Step 4: Open Google Chrome

  1. Open Applications folder: In Finder, go to the Applications folder.
  2. Launch Chrome: Find Google Chrome in the Applications folder and double-click it to open. The first time you open Chrome, you may receive a warning that you downloaded the app from the internet. Click Open to confirm.

Step 5: Set Up Google Chrome

  1. Make Chrome your default browser (optional): When you open Chrome for the first time, it may ask if you want to make it your default browser. Click Use Chrome to set it as your default browser, or click Not now if you prefer not to.
  2. Sign in to Chrome (optional): If you use a Google account, you can sign in to sync your bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings across all your devices.

Additional Tips

  • Keep Chrome Updated: Chrome will automatically update itself to ensure you have the latest features and security updates.
  • Install Extensions: Enhance your browsing experience by installing extensions from the Chrome Web Store.


You have successfully learned how to install Google Chrome on macOS. By following these steps, you can enjoy a fast, secure, and customizable browsing experience on your Mac. Regularly update Chrome to ensure you have the latest features and security enhancements.