How to update your web browser

Keeping your web browser up to date is very important. Out of date web browsers can have serious security problems. By running an older web browser you'll also probably be missing out on useful and cool new features which newer browser support. Many popular websites, such as Gmail and Facebook no longer support older browsers.

Fortunately, most modern web browsers will automatically update themselves so that you're always running the most current version. You no longer need to actually "download and install" the latest version yourself; it will do it for you.

Why should I update my web browser?

It's not something you might normally think about... but it is actually very important to keep your web browser up to date; we've got some key reasons for it described here: Why should I update my web browser?

We have a list of guides showing how to trigger your browser to check for new versions.

List of guides to update different web browsers

Web Developers: Use our auto-redirect

Send your users straight to the right browser update guide

If you want to link your site to our guides (or provide a link via your help desk), we've built a handy redirection URL which will automatically send your user to the correct guide.

Simply place a link to: https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/how-to-update-your-browser/auto anywhere on your website and when your users click it, we'll send them to the best guide for their system. It saves them having to click the browser and operating system icons.

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