How to Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 21

Chromium has been banned in the latest release of Linux mint i.e. Linux mint 21 along with Ubuntu’s snap sore.

You can no longer officially install packages from the snap store, including Chromium.

You can use Firefox instead of chromium for your day-to-day work, but for some reason, if you still need to use chromium on Linux mint 21 then follow the installation instructions.

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Privacy FriendlyUser experience focused
Open sourceClosed source
Beginner friendlyBeginner friendly
Consumes less RAMConsumes high RAM
Doesn’t run in the backgroundRuns in the background even after closing
Plugins supported Plugins supported
Built-in password managerBuilt-in password manager
Can’t translate nativelyCan translate websites into up to 45 languages.
Firefox vs Chrome

Firefox is fast, beautiful, open source, and pre-installed on Linux mint, but you may still require using chromium to install some important plugins that only work in chrome or chromium.

The good news is, that you can use and install Google chrome instead of chromium. Chrome is fully supported in Linux mint 21 and other versions.

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Install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 21.x

download google chrome for linux mint 20

Download Google Chrome from here for Linux mint 21. You can also install chrome via terminal for that, see this.

select deb package

Choose the 64-bit deb package as Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu which supports Deb click Accept and install button to start downloading chrome.

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open with gdebi installer to install chrome

Right-click on the file that you just downloaded and click Open With GDebi Package Installer

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click install to install chrome

Click on Install Package. If there are unsatisfied dependencies, then they will be downloaded while installing. You can see the list of those dependencies by clicking Details.

chrome on linux mint 20

A list of required dependencies will pop up, click Continue to continue the installation.

click authenticate to install chrome

Fill in your password and press Authenticate. It requires root permissions to install any package, hence it is asking for our password.

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google chrome installing on linux mint 20

The installation process has now begun, it will take less than five minutes for the installation to complete.

open google chrome

After installing Google chrome, launch it by clicking on the mint menu and searching Google chrome. You can also find it under the Internet category as shown in the picture above.

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Install Google chrome using Terminal

First, download the Google authentication key.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Now add chrome repository to our system.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Install Google Chrome

Start by updating the packages list.

sudo apt update

Install Google Chrome Stable by using the command below.

sudo apt install -y google-chrome-stable

Launch Google Chrome

Launch directly via terminal from the command below.

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or launch using GUI as shown in the picture below.

launch google chrome

Uninstalling Chrome

You can Uninstall chrome by using the command below.

sudo apt remove google-chrome-stable

You can also uninstall chrome via GUI.

Main Menu >>> Google Chrome >>> Right Click >>> Uninstall


Firefox is pre-installed on Linux mint 21 but switching to Chromium is not possible on Linux mint 21 so install Google chrome instead.

That’s it for this tutorial, please drop your opinion in the comments.