How to Install Google Chrome & Chromium on Kali Linux [Official Method]

Google Chrome is one of the most used web browser in the browser's industry developed by Google. Google Chrome is fast, stable and cross platform. Chrome has big number of extensions that makes our life easier.

Install Google Chrome and Chromium on Kali Linux
In our this article we are going to discuss how to install Google Chrome on our Kali Linux system. Also we talk about Chromium browser installation. Chromium is an open-source alternative of Google Chrome browser.

Downloading Google Chrome on Kali Linux

Now we download Google Chrome from the official website https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chrome/. We can navigate this website from our Kali Linux's default Firefox browser.

Google Chrome Download Page

Here we can see the download button. After clicking on the download button we got a pop-up window in front of us just like the following screenshot:

Google chrome download page

Here we can see we need to download the 64 bit .deb for Debian/Ubuntu.We click on the "Accept and Install" then the download started.

Google chrome download deb file

The deb file is approximately 70MB in size. After download complete, it will stored on the "Downloads" folder.

Other Method to Download the Same

Or we can simply use following command to download Chrome .deb file on our current directory:

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Installing Google Chrome on Kali Linux

Fire up our terminal and run following command to install gdebi. gdebi will automatically download all depended packages. We can install it by using following command:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

Now we can install Google Chrome from it's .deb file. If we downloaded it from website then we need to change our directory to Downloads by using cd Downloads command. If we downloaded the deb file from command line then it is on our current directory and we don't need to change it and move to next step.

Now we install the .deb file by using following command:

sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

It will prompt for install the software packages we type "y" and press enter.

installing chrome on Kali Linux

After this our chromium will be installed.

Google chrome installed on Kali Linux

Now we can run Google Chrome by using following command:

google-chrome

It will open in front of us. We have opened our website on this browser in the following screenshot:

kali linux on Google Chrome

This is how we can install Google Chrome on our Kali Linux.

 

Installing Chromium on Kali Linux

Chromium is a web browser based on Google Chrome. Chromium is open-source and fast and secure. It is a good alternative for Chrome it looks and feels just like the Google Chrome and all browser extensions for Google Chrome also works on Chromium.

To install Chromium on our Kali Linux we can run following command:

sudo apt-get install chromium

This will prompt for asking disk space (57MB download and 180MB disk space).

installing chromium on kali linux

Now it will install, the installation time will depend on our internet speed and system performance.

After this we can run the chromium browser by just running following command:

chromium

Or we can search on our Application menu

Chromium on our Application menu kali linux
Using this easy method we can install chromium on our Kali Linux system.

Adding Chrome or Chromium on Panel

If we wish we can add this on our panel. To do that we need to open Panel>Panel preference.

panel preference on kali Linux

Then we navigate to "Items".

"+Add" an "Launcher".

adding launcher

Then we come to the launcher and click on ≣. Then a box will appear we need to right click there, and select "Add Application".

add application to launcher

Now we search for chrome and select it.

adding chromim on panel

Then we can "Close" this and we can move the Chrome Launcher upper to get the correct position.

moving chrome upper

Then we can place it where we want.

Google chrome on kali linux panel
This is the detailed guide that how we can install Google Chrome and Chromium on our Kali Linux system.

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