How to Check What Version of Google Chrome You Have

Your Google Chrome’s up to date… right? When in doubt, here’s how to check, on your phone and your computer.

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There are two ways to check which version of Google Chrome you have installed on your computer, tablet, or phone:

One is through the user-friendly About Chrome page in the Settings menu, and the other is through the developer-friendly About Version page that you can only access through a URL you have to type into the browser’s address bar.

The About Chrome page only gives the browser version.

The About Version page, on the other hand, gives information about the operating system, the user agent, the version of JavaScript at the time of the check, and a number of other things.

If you only want to check the browser version, use the first option. If you’re a developer—or want to share technical information with a support team—use the second option.

This tutorial will show you how to do both, with step-by-step instructions and screenshots, on your computer and on your phone. So if you came here to learn how to do this, read on.

On Your Computer

From the About Chrome Page in Settings

Step 1: Fire up Google Chrome on your computer.

Step 2: Click on the three-dots icon in the upper right corner.

The tree-dots icon

Step 3: Hover your mouse over “Help,” then click on “About Google Chrome.”

Navigating to the “About Google Chrome” page

Step 4: You will see the version of Google Chrome that’s installed on your computer right under the logo.

Checking your Google Chrome version

Bonus tip:

Not everyone knows that there’s a handy shortcut, which lets you check your version of Google Chrome with even fewer steps:

If you type chrome://settings/help into Google Chrome’s address bar, you can skip steps 1 through 3 and go straight to the “Settings — About Chrome” page.

From the About Version Page

Step 1: Fire up Google Chrome.

Step 2: Type chrome://version/ into the address bar and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

Typing in chrome://version/

Step 3: You will see the version of Google Chrome that’s installed on your computer, along with a number of other things, on the About Version page that opens.

The About Version page

On Your Phone

From the About Chrome Page in Settings

Step 1: Unlock your phone and open the Google Chrome app.

Step 2: Click on the three-dots icon in the lower right corner.

The three-dots icon

Step 3: Tap on Settings.

Settings

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Google Chrome.”

Google Chrome

Step 5: You will see the version of Google Chrome that’s installed on your phone in gray text right under all the other menus.

Chrome version

From the About Version Page

Step 1: Unlock your phone and open the Google Chrome app.

Step 2: Type chrome://version/ into the address bar and visit the page.

Step 3: The version of Chrome installed on your phone will be displayed on the About Version page, along with a number of other details.

About Version

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