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How to install chromium web browser ubuntu

How to install chromium web browser ubuntu

Chromium is an open-source web browser developed and distributed by Google. Chromium is very identical to Google Chrome web browser in terms of appearance and features. It is a lightweight and fast web browser with minimalist user interface.

This article explains two ways of installing Chromium on Ubuntu 20.04. Chromium can be installed as a snap package via the Snapcraft store or as a deb package from the Google repositories.

Choose the installation method that is most appropriate for your environment. The same instructions apply for any Ubuntu-based distribution, including Kubuntu, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS

Installing Chromium as a Snap Package

Snaps are self-contained software packages that include the binary all dependencies needed to run the application. Snap packages are easy to upgrade and secure. Unlike the standard deb packages, snaps have a larger disk footprint and longer application startup time.

To install the Chromium snap, open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:

$sudo snap install chromium

Whenever a new version is released, the Chromium snap package will be automatically updated in the background.

Installing Chromium with apt

Open your terminal using either the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon, and run the following commands as a user with sudo privileges :

$sudo apt update

$sudo apt install chromium-browser

That’s it. At this point, you have Chromium installed on your Ubuntu system.

Starting Chromium

In the Activities search bar, type “Chromium” and click on the icon to launch the application.


We’ve shown you how to install Chromium on Ubuntu 20.04. If you’ve previously used a different browser, like Chrome , Firefox, or Opera, you can import your bookmarks and settings into Chromium.