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For testing purposes, I need to download an old version of Google Chrome. I need the stable release of Google Chrome version 69.0.3497.81 to test some of its features. I need to open it and navigate with it (I think this require turning off the updates).

My system is Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit and it has Version 70.0.3538.110 (Official Build) (64-bit).

I could not find any trusted source to download an old release of Google Chrome from. I find some shady websites with .exe files and I do not want to download from them for security reasons.

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Google does not offer older Versions of Chrome, in the name of Security.

You may find older versions on The Chromium Project, although the version may differ slightly on the last number component.

You may have a look at some Chrome clones. For example, Slimjet is a Webbrowser based on Chrome does provide some older versions of Chrome. To download visit the Slimjet Site to access the archive, where I found version 69.0.3497.92 as the closest.

For Chrome/Chromium itself, there are great difficulties in finding older versions.

Here are some possibilities (which I haven't tried) :

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  • But if I want to test a feature introduced by Google Chrome Stable release, I need Google Chrome. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:53
  • I added some possibilities.
    – harrymc
    Dec 7, 2018 at 9:01
  • Is filehippo.com a reputable source? or just found through google search right now. If it is the latter case, these sites may provide malwares. I do not prefer to download from unknown sources. It is very disrespectful from Google to treat users like this. Firefox provide an archive so anyone can freely examine whatever version. I am glad that I am not a user of Chrome. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:56
  • Filehippo is a very reputable source and I use it sometimes. Another reputable source in my above list is chrome-portable.com. The others I never used.
    – harrymc
    Dec 7, 2018 at 11:59
  • Unfortunately Filehippo links to google-chrome site which installs the latest version! And chrome-portable.com does not have the version 69.0.3497.81 Dec 7, 2018 at 20:32
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For Chromium, the best option I've found is https://chromium.cypress.io/. This lets you filter by OS, release channel, and major version, and provides official download links.

Incidentally, if you have a Windows machine, Sandboxie is a nice way to run old versions of Chromium and clean up easily after you're done.

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    This was so simple, and the only solution that had the version I was looking for. Thank you!
    – gavanon
    Jul 8, 2020 at 15:51
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For Chromium Linux/Win/Mac: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Bugazelle/chromium-all-old-stable-versions/master/chromium.stable.json

For Chrome - CentOS RPM: http://orion.lcg.ufrj.br/RPMS/myrpms/google/

For Chrome - Debain/Ubuntu/Windows/Mac: https://www.slimjet.com/chrome/google-chrome-old-version.php

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Using a chromium snapshot should work for most purposes.

Look up the snapshot number from the version number at http://omahaproxy.appspot.com/

Looking up version 69.0.3497.81 returns Base Branch Position 576753.

Go to https://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-snapshots/index.html?prefix=Linux_x64/576753/ and download chrome-linux.zip.

This snapshot is version 69.0.3497.0.

There may not be a snapshot of the exact revision you want so you can go up a directory to https://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-snapshots/index.html?prefix=Linux_x64/, then filter to find a nearby revision. In this case, there are snapshots of revisions 576751 and 576755 as well.

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It can be really hard to find an older version of Chrome as the official website does not allow to download them. Maybe I do not know how to find them but when I needed an older version I could not find it. For now I use this website https://rocketfiles.com/windows/browsers/web-browsers/google-chrome. All versions and builds are available here and you can get them for free. Also I used some of the ways mentioned above.

You should only remember to download such software only from the safe and Authoritative websites.

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So all of the other answers address Chromium, and not Google Chrome.

I'm not entirely sure how, but it seems like the Arch Linux community has figured out how to do it.

Checking the sources section of the package, you get a hint from the Arch community on how to do it:

google-chrome sources

Now, I believe that there aren't a wide variety of architectures that Chrome Supports. In the case of Linux, I believe that amd64 is the only supported arch.

It seems like the only thing you need to do here is replace "stable" with the channel you want, "112.0.5616.165" with the version you want.

Additionally, I would not know what to replace to get that URL to work on Windows or Mac. Also, I don't know if this URL has restrictions on what version you can download from it. I could not find any documentation on this URL.

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  • One thing to note is the dl.google.com links no longer work if the version is more than 14 behind current.
    – Erich
    Jan 8 at 19:57
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You can download older versions of Chrome from here - https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium

The Google Chrome team doesn't offer older versions to be downloaded for security reasons as someone else pointed out but you might need them for testing so its available from the above page and takes a bit of work to download.

I'd never trust/downloaded from sources like filehippo or anywhere since you can never trust the builds and run them on your machine.

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  • Google makes old versions available as of June 2023, but it's a bit of a pain: developer.chrome.com/blog/chrome-for-testing In the end, all that hub-bub with puppeteer does is download from a URL like this: edgedl.me.gvt1.com/edgedl/chrome/chrome-for-testing/…. So maybe you can use that to guess at valid URLs. Not all Chrome versions are in there. For example, I had to fetch 115.0.5790.170 instead of .173.
    – Tim Bailen
    Sep 26, 2023 at 22:08

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