To be able to access the Internet, you essentially need a browser. There are many of them at your disposal, but Google Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular. In a study conducted by StatCounter, a market research firm, Google Chrome captured over 65 percent of the browser market. This is because of the easy accessibility of the browser on almost all platforms. Google Chrome is available on all mobile devices as well as computers. On a Mac, you have the Safari browser that comes pre-installed, but you can always use Google Chrome.
Chrome, of course, brings better support for websites, as well as a number of extensions that help you get the job done. Based on Chromium, Google Chrome lets you dive into the code, if you know your way, to make a few adjustments here and there. Chrome keeps everything synced with your Google Account, so it’s easy to manage passwords across all your devices. This is how you can download Google Chrome on your Mac.
How to Download Google Chrome on Your Mac
Like it or not, you’ll need Apple’s Safari browser to be able to download Google Chrome.
Open Safari and go to chrome.google.com. The website will automatically detect the OS you are running on your machine and choose the right version for you. In addition to choosing whether it’s a Mac, the Chrome website will also automatically decide whether it’s an Intel-based Mac or one running Apple’s M-series chipset. In a strange event, if the website does not automatically detect your machine, you can always choose the best version.
Now, click on the Download button and then after reading the Google Chrome Terms of Service click on the Accept and Install button. The downloading should start automatically, but if it doesn’t, the website will guide you through the manual instructions. Chrome will start downloading automatically if the setting is enabled on your browser, but otherwise, it will ask you where you want to save the file. After the file is downloaded, open the file and you’ll see a box with a Chrome icon and a folder icon. Drag the icon to the folder to save the file to your Mac’s app library.
Google Chrome is now installed on your Mac. The first time you open it, the Mac will prompt and ask you if you want to open the app and give it access to the Internet. That’s all. Google Chrome is now another browser on your Mac.
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