How to Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7


Google Chrome (commonly known simply as Chrome) is a freeware web browser developed by Google LLC. It was first released on September 2, 2008 for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.

As a developer, it's common use case to test web applications with major browsers. As of 2018, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 66% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser. It also has 56% market share across all platforms combined, because it has over 50% share on smartphones; and thus Chrome is the most used browser in virtually all countries (most exceptions in Africa).

In this article, I will share how I install Google Chrome on CentOS 7 (should also works on RHEL and Fedora).

Enable Google yum Repository

Using your favorite text editor, create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo.

$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

Enter following lines.


Editing Google Chrome yum Repository

Save the file and then quit.

Update System Software to the Latest Version

Use the yum command to upgrade all of your CentOS system software to the latest version with one operation. To perform a full system update, type this command:

$ sudo yum update

If there's any updates, you will be asked to continue or cancel the process. On the terminal, press 'y'.

yum update

Google Chrome Installation

After updating system softwares, continue with Google Chrome installation. On the terminal, type this command:

$ sudo yum install google-chrome-stable

yum install google-chrome-stable

If there's warning message says "Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID ... NOKEY", just press "y".

Warning header no key

Run Google Chrome

Last step is to confirm installation. Open "Applications" menu on the top left screen and point to "Internet". You should see "Google Chrome" menu there. To run Google Chrome, click the menu.

Google chrome menu

Google Chrome will shown up:

Google Chrome Window

Final Words

I hope that you now know how to install Google Chrome on Centos 7. If you run into any issues or have any feedback feel free to drop a comment below.


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