How To Get Latest Development Versions Of Google Chrome?

Though Google Chrome is a very popular browser, they have been releasing regular updates which carry more features in the development versions of the browser, Google Chrome offers 3 different versions of their browser, which are as follows;

  • Stable channel. Everyone is on the Stable channel when they first install Google Chrome. The Stable channel is updated with features and fixes once they have been thoroughly tested in the Beta channel. If you want a rock solid browser but don’t need the latest features, the Stable channel is for you.
  • Beta channel. People who like to use and help refine the latest features subscribe to the Beta channel. Every month or so, we promote stable and complete features from the Dev channel to the Beta channel. The Beta channel is more stable than Dev, but may lack the polish one expects from a finished product.
  • Developer preview channel. 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 are interested in getting the latest feature, it is highly recommended that you switch to the Developer preview channel. Switching to the developer preview channel is pretty simple and you can perform it with the following steps.

Step 1: Download the Google Chrome Channel Changer.

Step 2: Select the circle next to the Dev: The latest features and bugfixes.


Step 3: Click on the Update button to save your choice.

Step 4: Click on the Close button.

Step 5: In Google Chrome, click the wrench menu and choose About Google Chrome.

Step 6: If there are any latest update, click Update Now to install the current channel’s release.

Step 7: Restart Google Chrome.

Google Chrome will automatically update the browser to the latest version when future updates are released, to change back to a different channel, follow steps one thru 7 again.

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