Set Chrome as your default web browser

Set Chrome as your default web browser

Windows 11

  1. On your computer, click the Start menu .
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Apps and then Default Apps.
  4. Click Google Chrome.
  5. Under each file type or link type you want to change, click the current setting.
    • For the best Chrome experience on Windows 11, be sure to make Chrome default browser for any of the following file types that appear on your computer: .html, .html, .shtml, .xhtml, http, and https.
  6. Click Google Chrome and then OK.
  7. To exit, close the settings window.

Windows 10

  1. On your computer, click the Start menu Start menu.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Open your default apps:
    • Original version: Click System and then Default apps.
    • Creators Update: Click Apps and then Default apps.
  4. At the bottom, under "Web browser," click your current browser (typically Microsoft Edge).
  5. In the "Choose an app" window, click Google Chrome.

To easily open Chrome later, add a shortcut to your taskbar:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. In the Windows taskbar at the bottom, right-click on Chrome.
  3. Click Pin to taskbar.

For more help, watch this step-by-step video (1:00):

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