Google Chrome is the most popular web browser that is available today. I am a huge fan of Google Chrome and that is what I use to browse the internet everyday.
Since the appreciation of Chrome as a browser is out-of-the-way now, let’s focus our attention on today’s topic which is ‘How to check Google Chrome version?’
Why are we even bothered to check the version of Google Chrome ? Because Chrome is available in two versions. A 32-bit and a 64-bit.
Lot of people are unaware of this fact, and that’s the reason you are reading this post today.
Most of the new computers come with the 64-bit version of Windows. So you have a choice to install either the 32-bit Chrome or the 64-bit Chrome. 64-bit version of Chrome provides better speed, security and stability. Also, it is better than the 32-bit version in terms of rendering videos. The biggest advantage is that the 64-bit Chrome crashes about 50% less than the 32-bit version.
A point to note here is that the 64-bit Chrome does not support older plugins that are supported in the 32-bit Chrome. If you are no longer using the older plugins, you should switch to the 64-bit version of Chrome because of its advantages.
How to check Google Chrome version ?
To check the version of Google Chrome, click on Menu and open ‘About Google Chrome’.
A 32-bit version of Google Chrome looks something like this.
Note that you don’t find ’64-bit’ mentioned anywhere in the above image, which means that you are running the 32-bit version of Google Chrome. If you are running a 64-bit version, you will find the 64-bit mentioned as in the image below.
How to download 64-bit version of Google Chrome
To download and upgrade to the 64-bit version of Google Chrome, navigate to the Chrome download page. If you only see the option to download the 32-bit version, click on the Download Chrome for another platform link.
Now you can select the 64-bit version that we want. After the download completes, run the installation and Chrome will be upgraded to the 64-bit version. You can check the ‘About Google Chrome’ once again for confirmation.
Now you know how to check Google Chrome version and how to upgrade 32-bit Chrome to 64-bit. If you have any questions, do let us know in the comment section below.