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How to update your Web browser

Keeping your Web browser up to date ensures your online experience is safe and secure. Learn how to update Google Chrome, Firefox, and other common browsers. Follow the steps below.

How to update Google Chrome

Google Chrome should update automatically as new versions are released and is only installed when Chrome is restarted. You can check for browser updates in the following manner:

  1. Check the More menu at the top right (marked below in red).
  2. If the colour is either green, orange, or red, an update is waiting.
  3. To update, click the More menu.
  4. Click Update Google Chrome.
  5. Click Relaunch.

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Chrome saves your opened tabs and windows and then reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you prefer not to restart immediately, click Not now. Chrome will apply the updates next time you restart it.

How to update Firefox

Firefox should download updates automatically, and prompt you to install them when they are ready. To verify if Firefox is up to date, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Menu button at the top right (marked below in red).
  2. Click Help (marked below in blue).
  3. Click About Firefox.
  4. Firefox will check for updates, and download any available updates automatically.
  5. If updates have been downloaded, you’ll see a button labelled Restart Firefox to Update.
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How to update Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge updates are included with Windows updates; you cannot update it manually. To ensure Edge is current, make sure Windows is up to date. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Start menu.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Update & Security.
  4. Click Windows Update from the menu at left.
  5. Click the Check for updates button.
  6. If Windows is current, Edge is also current.

If you need to know which version of Edge you are using:

  1. Click the menu (marked below in green).
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the menu.
  4. The version number is listed under About this app.

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