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Are you trying to install Google Chrome on Kali Linux 2020.x / 2019.x?. Google Chrome one of the most popular modern web browsers available for Linux, macOS, Windows and Android devices. Chrome browser is designed to be fast, intuitive, and secure for all browsing needs.

The packages for Google Chrome are not directly available on most Linux distributions repositories. This is mostly closed Licensing issue for the product. So we’ll install Google Chrome Browser on Kali Linux by downloading Google’s provided Debian package file or by manually adding Chrome APT repository to our Kali Linux machine.

Step 1: Download Google Chrome .deb package

Use wget to download the latest Google Chrome package for Debian based Linux systems.

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install wget
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Step 2: Install Google Chrome Browser on Kali Linux

After the package is downloaded, install Google Chrome Browser on Kali Linux using the following command.

sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Accept installation prompt:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'google-chrome-stable' instead of './google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libappindicator3-1
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  google-chrome-stable libappindicator3-1
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 54 not upgraded.
Need to get 53.5 kB/62.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 221 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

The installation should finish without giving errors:

Get:1 /home/jkmutai/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb google-chrome-stable amd64 79.0.3945.130-1 [62.2 MB]
Get:2 http://kali.download/kali kali-rolling/main amd64 libappindicator3-1 amd64 0.4.92-7 [53.5 kB]                       
Fetched 53.5 kB in 12s (4,572 B/s)                                                                                        
Selecting previously unselected package libappindicator3-1:amd64.
(Reading database ... 258571 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libappindicator3-1_0.4.92-7_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libappindicator3-1:amd64 (0.4.92-7) ...
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
Preparing to unpack .../google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (79.0.3945.130-1) ...
Setting up libappindicator3-1:amd64 (0.4.92-7) ...
Setting up google-chrome-stable (79.0.3945.130-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable to provide /usr/bin/google-chrome (google-chrome) in auto mode
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.29-9) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.0-2) ...
Processing triggers for kali-menu (2020.1.7) ...

The Google repository is also added to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list file.

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

Step 3: Launch Google Chrome on Kali Linux

We have completed the installation of Google Chrome on Kali Linux system. The application can be launched from the terminal or GUI applications launcher.

To launch it from the terminal, type:

$ google-chrome-stable

If you want to launch from GUI, search for Chrome.

Begin initial setup to start using it.

Welcome message should show at the end, login and enjoy.

Step 4: Updating Google Chrome on Kali Linux

The APT repository was configured after Google Chrome installation on Kali Linux from the .deb package.

To update it, just run the commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Have a happy web surfing with Google Chrome on Kali Linux.

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