Google Chrome is a fast, simple, and secure web browser, built for the modern web. Chrome combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google builds powerful tools that help you connect, play, work and get things done. And all of it works on Chrome.

Is Google Chrome safe and private?

The Chrome browser utilizes site isolation, sandboxing, and predictive phishing protections to keep your browsing secure, among others. However, Google's browser always raises privacy concerns due to the fact that everything you do in Chrome, including every character you type into the address bar, is recorded by Google and linked to you. While using other Google services, all that data may be cross-referenced.

More privacy-conscious users may prefer to use Firefox or other Chromium-based alternatives (that may or may not record as much data) or try Ungoogled Chromium.

Is Chrome the fastest browser?

Chrome, Firefox, Safari and other major browsers are updated every few weeks, so it's hard to compare them over time which is the fastest. Chrome is known to be a RAM hog, but when used heavily, other browsers are known to be just as resource-consuming.

Google is good at creating the illusion of speed with prediction algorithms that preload parts of web pages that you are likely to visit. With a minimalistic design, you'll feel at home with Chrome, plus built-in integration with other Google services and mobile browsing can also be very convenient.

What are the best Chrome alternatives?

There are tons of good and free alternatives for browsing the web. If you want a more private browsing, you can opt for Firefox or Brave. If you don't want to use Google services, you can use Ungoogled Chromium.

Opera, Microsoft Edge and Vivaldi are other great options, these last two are Chromium-based just like Google Chrome.

What are the best features of Chrome?

Chrome is the most popular web browser out there, so website compatibility with it and other Chromium-based browsers is top notch. Performance is usually perceived as good (see question above).

Chrome is also feature-filled but not bloated. It does integrate nicely with other Google services and also lets you sync browsing history and bookmarks with your phone and other devices. Finally, Chrome has a vast library of extensions to add capabilities to your browser experience.



Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way: It's quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications fast. Learn more about Chrome and speed.

Stay organized with tabs

Tabs help you stay organized, keep track of multiple pages, and multi-task. You can group tabs together for better organization or pin tabs to automatically open websites you use the most.

What's New

The Stable channel has been updated to 123.0.6312.122/.123 for Windows 123.0.6312.122/.123/.124 for Mac and 123.0.6312.122 to Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. A full list of changes in this build is available in the Log

Security Fixes and Rewards

Note: Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven't yet fixed.

This update includes 3 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were contributed by external researchers. Please see the Chrome Security Page for more information.

  • [$21000][331237485] High CVE-2024-3157: Out of bounds write in Compositing. Reported by DarkNavy on 2024-03-26
  • [$10000][328859176] High CVE-2024-3516: Heap buffer overflow in ANGLE. Reported by Bao (zx) Pham and Toan (suto) Pham of Qrious Secure on 2024-03-09
  • [$10000][331123811] High CVE-2024-3515: Use after free in Dawn. Reported by wgslfuzz on 2024-03-25

We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.