Now Install Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev Builds Side By Side

Google today announced that users can now install and use Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev builds side by side. Different build channel installations of Chrome would use different sets of profile and settings data, and can be run simultaneously. This would specially benefit the developers in testing their websites and apps on pre-release versions along with the latest stable version of Chrome.

Earlier, it was not possible to run stable, beta and dev builds of Chrome simultaneously. Users could install and use just one of them at a time. Although, they could use another pre-release build channel, Chrome Canary, along with one of the stable, beta or dev build. But the Canary channel of Chrome updates almost daily and breaks feature more often.


The above announcement would also help developers in testing out the upcoming features of Chrome and its components like DevTools, JavaScript, browser extension APIs and other related technologies. This announcement applies to Windows and Linux platforms. On Android, this feature is available for long, allowing users to run multiple release channel builds of Chrome simultaneously.

(via Chromium Blog)


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Post last updated on August 21, 2017.

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