I am a new CentOS Linux 7 desktop user. How do I install Google Chrome 71 on CentOS 7 Linux desktop?

Introduction – Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers. It has over 62% market share and provides much better security and performance as compared to any other browsers. However, it is not 100% open source and builds on top of the Chromium open source project. This tutorial shows you how to install Google Chrome 71 on CentOS 7 using yum command.

How to install Google Chrome 71 on CentOS 7

The procedure to install Google Chrome 71 on CentOS Linux 7 desktop is as follows:

  1. Installing Google Chrome on CentOS 7 by typing: wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
  2. Use yum to install Chrome 71 web browser on CentOS 7: sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
  3. Update Chrome 71 in CentOS 7: sudo yum upgrade google-chrome-stable
  4. Start Chrome on CentOS 7 Linux desktop

Let us see all steps in details.

CentOS 7 install Google Chrome

Use wget command to grab Google Chrome 71 installer, run:
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
How to Install Google Chrome Web Browser on CentOS 7

Installing Chrome 72 on CentOS 7 desktop

Execute the following yum command:
$ sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
How To Install Google Chrome 71 on CentOS 7
Google Chrome has been installed on your system.

How do I start Google Chrome 71 stable?

Simply type the following command at your shell prompt:
google-chrome &
Alternatively, you can start it from GUI itself:
Applications > Internet > Google Chrome
Starting Google Chrome on CentOS 7
You should see Google Chrome in action as follows:
CentOS 7 install Google Chrome and test it

How do I upgrade Google Chrome on my CentOS 7 box?

Just run yum command as follows to upgrade Google Chrome:
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum upgrade google-chrome-stable
Sample outputs:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: centos.excellmedia.net * epel: epel.mirror.angkasa.id * extras: centos.excellmedia.net * updates: centos.excellmedia.net
No packages marked for update


This page demonstrated how to install Google Chrome on CentOS 7 workstation. For more information see official Google Chrome web site here.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.