One good thing about the Google Chrome web browser is the fact that it updates itself. It was the first browser to provide this automatic update feature, and it was kind of revolutionary for its time. Just imagine how difficult it was before to keep an eye on the app store and check if there were any updates or not. It is essential to have an updated version in order to keep your device protected against the latest malware and malicious content online, and in most cases the app will update itself.
What if it doesn’t?
If you receive a notification that Chrome is outdated, the first thing you should do is to wait a couple of hours or days. Most likely, the app is late to appear, but it will come soon. It could also be because of the fact that your firewall is not letting it update, or you or somebody else disabled the feature.
How can I update it?
- Go to the Chrome menu. There you will see lots of options.
- Click on About Google Chrome. Typically, it’s the first option in the drop-down menu.
- The app automatically checks for updates. You will see the message “Updating Google Chrome…” and the browser will check online for a new version available.
- Automatic download. If there are any updates, the browser will automatically download them and you will have to click on Relaunch in order to install them.
- Now you will see a message that “Chrome is up to date”. After you restart the browser, you will see that you are using the latest version available.
However, if the situation repeats itself again and again, check if the automatic update feature is functional and enabled. If not, turn it on and check for firewall settings.