How to Tell If You Have the 32-bit or 64-Bit Version of Google Chrome

Google Chrome is extremely popular, but did you know that they also have a 64-bit version of the browser these days? Here’s how to tell which version you are running, and how to switch if you aren’t.

Even if you are a hardcore chrome user or a browsing freak, it doesn’t matter you can still be confused about what version of chrome you’re using.

You might think why knowing the version of chrome we’re using?How does it affects us and so on…So the answer is speed, security, and stability. The 64-bit version shows a 15 percent increase in video rendering, 25 percent improvement in loading times, and it supports DirectWrite on Windows. The addition of ASLR (address space layout randomization) improves security against many types of zero-day attacks, and the 64-bit version crashes about half as often as the 32-bit version did.

Plus you can try out the 64-bit version and if you run into a problem, you can uninstall Chrome and just reinstall the regular 32-bit version.

Checking the Chrome Version

In order to check whether you are using a 32 or 64-bit version or Google Chrome, you will need to open your browser, which I’ll assume is already open because you are reading this article, and then go to the menu and choose “Help -> About Google Chrome” or your can write in the address bar “chrome://chrome“.

 

The normal version of Chrome will look something like this, and you’ll note that you don’t see the text “64-bit” anywhere, which means you are on 32-bit.

Downloading & Installing 64-bit Chrome

If you’re interested in upgrading your chrome from 32-bit to 64-bit then click on your respective OS:-

WINDOWS  OR  IOS

Converting your 32-bit chrome to 64-bit is the first step to secure your browser (if the browser you are using is chrome).I will be sharing HOW TO SECURE YOUR BROWSER AGAINST ATTACKS soon.

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Author: Aakash

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