Google Chrome can now be updated to version 102.0.5005.63 for Windows OS. This is the first public release for version 102, which brings along several new features for the web browser and improves security. The extended stable channel has also been updated with this release, but Google intimates that this update will be rolled out in the said channel in the following weeks.
We would also like to add that Google also released other versions of Chrome 102 with minor updates, meaning their minor version indicators are different. Therefore, you may see a different Chrome version after updating it, such as the following:
Chrome 102 includes a total of 32 security fixes out of which 1 is deemed of critical importance, whilst 8 others are considered of high importance. Let us now see what the new features are, and then continue to download and install this Chrome version.
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- Complete Release Build: 102.0.5005.63
- Release Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Chrome 101.0.4951.41
- Bug Fixes: 32. More information about security fixes can be found here.
New Features in Chrome 102
Resume Your Journey
If you previously searched for something online using Omnibox, you can now continue where you left off using the “Resume your journey” button. Search a topic in Omnibox and then click the resume button under it, and your search results will continue from the last place where you left off.
Extensions Starter Kit
You can now quickly install Chrome extensions in your browser using the Extensions Starter Kit. This is a marketplace designed for your basic extensions, which are also free to use.
This kit includes the extensions that are usually added to the Chrome browser by the end-users.
Extensions from the Starter Kit can be added just like any other Chrome extension – select the extensions that you want and then click Add to Chrome.
New Keyboard Shortcut
Google is making it more convenient by adding support for keyboard shortcuts so that the user can perform actions without having to use their mouse.
Google has now added the shortcut to reorder your tabs using the CTRL + SHIFT + Page Up/Page Down keys simultaneously. Press this key combination and the current tab will move up or down the list of the currently-opened tabs.
Chrome will now offer to show you store reviews on Google when it detects that you are browsing an e-commerce website. Since the feature is still experimental, it needs to be manually enabled through its flags.
Here are the steps to enable this feature in Chrome 102:
Paste the following in the Omnibox and hit Enter.
Now expand the drop-down menu in front of “‘About this site’ section in page info” and select Enabled. Then click Relaunch to implement the changes.
Upgrade to Chrome 102
If you already have Google Chrome installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Follow the guide below to update your existing Chrome browser to version 102.
Launch Google Chrome and click on the ellipses (3 dots) in the top-right corner of the browser. Then, expand Help, and click About Google Chrome.
As soon as the About page opens, the browser will start searching for an update and then automatically download it. Once it is ready to install, you will be presented with a Relaunch button. Click Relaunch.
Note: The browser closes when you click Relaunch and then reopens, restoring all closed tabs.
The browser will now close and reopen. Once it does, you can navigate to the About Google Chrome page again and confirm that it has indeed been updated to version 102.
There are a few different methods that can also be used to update your Chrome browser to the latest version, including:
- Update using Google update
- Use the downloaded Chrome installer
- Using Ninite
- Download Chrome without using a browser
You can learn more about these methods in this guidepost.
You may also download the Chrome browser from the links given below if you do not already have it.
Download Google Chrome 102
Click on the links below to download Chrome 102:
Download: Google Chrome web installer
Download: Google Chrome offline installer
Download: Google Chrome MSI Installer [Enterprise Edition]
Download: Google Chrome for macOS
Download: Google Chrome for Android
Download: Google Chrome for iOS
Download: Google Chrome Portable
Install Google Chrome 102
Installing the Chrome browser on a Windows PC is as easy as downloading them. The process may vary for different platforms.
Download the file from the links above and then double-click it to execute. The rest of the process is pretty much automatic. The setup will download the required files (if the web installer was downloaded), install them for you and the browser will launch itself as soon as it is installed successfully.
The process is the same for all Windows versions.
Google Chrome Releases Version History
|Chrome 122 (Early Stable)
|WebGPU enhancements, Read Aloud for Android, and Help Me Write introduced
|Auto-grouping of tabs using AI, experimental generative AI tools to write text and create custom themes.
|Auto-grouping of tabs using AI, copy and save video frames, pin side panel elements to toolbar, improved transparent navigation bar on Android
|15 security updates, save and sync grouped tabs, smart Omnibox with typo detection, and continue where you left off on another device for iOS.
|20 security patches, extended Passkey support, Read Aloud in Reading Mode
|New Material You designs, intimation of potentially malicious web store extensions.
|Security update cadence changed to weekly from biweekly, One-Time permissions, 26 security patches
|Includes Topics API (Privacy Sandbox), reading mode, improved Memory Saver UI, HTTP automatic conversion to HTTPS
|Improves the Google Password Manager, introduces Popover API for developers, and adds auto-verification of CAPTCHAs.
|Makes notes in the sidebar, deletes the last 15-minute browsing history on Android, adds a bookmark or translate button in the toolbar on Android, enable or disables all extensions, and WebGPU enabled by default.
|Removal of Chrome app support, improved UI (experimental), CSS Nesting, WebAssembly Tail Call
|Automatic lazy-loading, sharing selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks
|Improved Password Manager and Google Translate controls, Cookies Having Independent Partitioned State, opt-out support for Secure Payment Confirmation
|Conditional focus on screen sharing, Material You theming support
|Evergy saver mode, COLRv1 fonts, resize virtual keyboards (Android)
|HEVC hardware decoding, screen-sharing improvements, and User-Agent reduction (Phase 5)
|Selective text translation, integrated RSS reader, and advanced search improvements to Omnibox.
|Improvements for web applications in terms of customizations
|Automatic lazy-loading, share selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks
|Pre-fetch page data for faster loading, local fonts for web apps, and block notifications automatically.
|Extensions Starter Kit, New Keyboard Shortcuts, And Continued Searches
|Improved downloads UI, save group tabs, and password manager
|Multi-screen API, audio controls
|Handwriting Recognition, Date Picker, And Security Improvements
|Built-in screenshot tool, smoother emojis with COLRv1, Emojis to screenshots on Android
|Delete data saved by websites, zoom settings, better web application layouts, HDR enabled
|Faster navigation, dark mode per site, flags for testing v100
|Save grouped tabs, secure payments
|HTTPS-only mode, sharing hub
|AV1 codecs support, window naming feature
|Download Google Chrome Offline Installers [Stable, Beta, Canary]