I have read that the ungoogled-chromium web browser is not only free from Google services and tracking, but unlike other Chromium forks it is essentially a direct replacement for Chromium, featuring tweaks to improve privacy, control and transparency. Is there any procedure to install and keep it updated in Ubuntu 20.04? Thank you very much in advance.

The posts about it do not clarify my doubts.


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Ungoogled-chromium can conflict with Chromium, if it is installed, so you should first uninstall it.

To do this, open a terminal and run in it:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge chromium

The project is in the openSUSE repositories, to install it from there, you would have to perform a series of instructions:

In principle add the repository to the sources.list file running in terminal:

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ungoogled_chromium/Ubuntu_Focal/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:ungoogled_chromium.list

Then we would have to add the public key by executing in the terminal:

sudo wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:ungoogled_chromium/Ubuntu_Focal/Release.key -O "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:ungoogled_chromium.asc"

Now it only remains to update the system and install it, running in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install ungoogled-chromium

Using this method, you make sure you keep it updated with each new version, that the project team keeps updating.

On this site, you can obtain information about the program, as well as obtain the binaries to install it manually:


  • Thank you very much for the information. Dec 8, 2020 at 15:27
  • Thank you for not being elitist or condescending, the information was useful.
    – user820148
    Dec 14, 2020 at 16:34
  • M. Knepper: Thanks to you for what you said, I am glad to have been useful. Just for that I participate. I do not share mistreatment or intemperance.
    – kyodake
    Dec 14, 2020 at 19:44
  • Deprecated; no longer available.
    – gimmegimme
    Feb 8 at 4:34

If you go to the ungoogled-chromium github page (here: https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium), you will see a link to distribution specific instructions (here: https://github.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium-debian), where it shows how to add the repository and install with apt. These are the instructions for Ubuntu Focal (20.04):

# echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ungoogled_chromium/Ubuntu_Focal/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home-ungoogled_chromium.list > /dev/null
# curl -s 'https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ungoogled_chromium/Ubuntu_Focal/Release.key' | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home-ungoogled_chromium.gpg > /dev/null
# sudo apt update
# sudo apt install -y ungoogled-chromium

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