Why You Should Upgrade To 64-Bit Version Of Chrome Right Now

This Why You Should Upgrade To 64-Bit Version Of Chrome Right Now

Google Chrome in my opinion (and many others out there) is the best browser right now, a position it has held on to for virtually all its time of existence. Yes, there is a plethora of browser options out there, but for many. Switching from Chrome to an alternative is very hard.

Do you know there is a 64-bit version of Chrome, and you probably don’t have it? Yes, you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows on your PC, but chances are the Chrome you have a 32-bit version, which is less secure, slower, and not as fast as the 64-bit version of Chrome.

How to find out which Chrome version you’re running

You can check whether you’re running a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Chrome by clicking on the menu button located at the top-right corner of the browser. Go to ‘Help’ and click on ‘About Google Chrome’. If it is a 64-bit, it will be indicated on the right side of the Chrome version number.

If it is not shown like in the screenshot below, that means you’re using the 32-bit version of the browser.

Switching to 64-bit version of Chrome

To switch from 32-bit version to 64-bit, head on to Chrome for Windows web page and download the 64-bit Chrome installer. Make sure the page says 64-bit, if it does not implicitly say so, you are getting the 32-bit version. If the page doesn’t display 64-bit version click on the link for ‘Download Chrome for Another Platform’ to get the 64-bit version.

Close your running Chrome browser and run the installer. After installation completes, your Chrome browser will open and everything will be as it was before, except it will be a 64-bit version.

Mac and Linux Computers?

If you’re using a Mac or Linux computer, you don’t have to worry as you are probably already running Chrome 64-bit version.

On macOS, Chrome rolled out 64-bit as early as Chrome 39 back in 2014. On Linux, there has only been the 64-bit version from March 2015. It is only in Windows with its two variants 32-bit and 64-bit that still the 32-bit version of Chrome is popularly used.

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