How to Check Google Chrome Version

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

How to Check Google Chrome Version

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.