Google's Chrome app on Windows Store is just a download link

Google's Chrome app on Windows Store is just a download link

Google's Chrome app on Windows Store is just a download link

However, it's not an app like many would have been expecting.

No, Google's Chrome browser still isn't available as a UWP app in the Microsoft Store.

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This isn't the Chrome browser itself; it's just an installer for Chrome that opens to Google's Chrome download page.

Some Microsoft rivals have made plans to list their apps on the Windows Store. Last week, Apple officials said iTunes wouldn't be available in the Windows Store before the end of calendar 2017, as previously announced. However, there is a different story with Google Chrome. It has packaged a download link for Chrome and listed it on the Windows Store. It's certainly a weird way to handle things, and looking at some of the reviews on Chrome's Windows Store listing, users aren't too pleased about it. Hitting the download button will then open up your default browser and grab the installer.

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Google has launched its Chrome web browser in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, allowing users to head to the Windows 10 app store and download Google's ever-popular Chrome browser. well, sort of. That's about as effective as actually performing an online search for the Chrome browser, since the outcome is the same.

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