Gmail Showing ‘This Version of Chrome is No Longer Supported’ – Fix


Recently I received this message when I opened Gmail in the Chromium Browser on Ubuntu 14.04 ->

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I searched the web and found this article (and many other more) which informed me about the recent Google policy that Gmail will stop supporting Chrome 53 and below. So, I checked the version of the Chromium browser I have installed:

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Now I want to upgrade the Chromium browser to one of the latest Chrome versions 55 or 56, but I am not able to do that. The Software Updater is showing me that my PC is updated. So, what to do next?
I know that I can switch to Mozilla Firefox, but I still want to use Chromium.

Best Answer

You are running Ubuntu 14.04 as to be seen from the 'tag' in your question. This system is about three years old and the repositories provide the chromium-browser 53.0.2785.143 package. So, you should consider to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, it provides the chromium-browser 55.0.2883.87 package, which most probably will get updated for some longer time - at least until the next LTS edition gets released.