Download notes: * Alternatively you can download the latest non-beta version of this software.

How to get the new version?

  1. If you don't have Google Chrome, install it from google.com/chrome
  2. Subscribe to the developer preview channel. This is required even if you've previously subscribed to the channel.
  3. Wait until the new version is downloaded (you may force the updatie by opening the "About Google Chrome" dialog).

"The Dev channel is where ideas get tested (and sometimes fail). The Dev channel can be very unstable at times, and new features usually require some manual configuration to be enabled. Still, simply using Dev channel releases is an easy (practically zero-effort) way for anyone to help improve Google Chrome."

If you don't like the new version, you can always downgrade to the most recent stable version by reinstalling Chrome.

What's New:

The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 40 to the beta channel with 40.0.2214.38 for Windows, Linux and Mac.

This release contains many stability and developer improvements including:

  • Profile Lock, which introduces the ability to "child lock" signed-in profiles.
  • New Tabs Page Suggestions, which tries to determine which sites you'd like to visit depending on the the time and day.
  • New crash recovery UI.

Find out more at the Chrome blog. A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.