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Check the Installed Browser Version on the Computer

Do you want to find version numbers on Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Opera? Learn how to locate version numbers for various browsers.

Web browsers get a new version or build number after every new update, and staying on the latest version is always recommended.

We can manually check the current version installed on our devices and update the web browser accordingly.

Check Installed Web Browser Versions

In this guide, we have shared the steps to check the installed version of the web browser on your computer.

Checking the Build Version of the Chrome browser

Launch Google Chrome on your PC and copy-paste the Chrome Help address in its search omnibox: chrome://settings/help to open Chrome version details.

About Chrome Page with Chrome Browser Version

Alternatively, click on More vertical 3-dots icon at the top right and select Help > About Google Chrome sub-menu.

Help menu About Chrome option

Both these methods shall take you to the About Chrome page, where you can access its current browser version and build number.

Checking the Installed Safari app Version

Launch the Apple Safari on the macOS. Click on the Safari menu from the menubar, and select the About Safari sub-menu.

About Safari sub-menu under Safari menu

It will open a small pop-up window displaying the Safari browser’s current build and version number.

Safari Version and Build number window

Checking the Microsoft Edge Build Version

Open the Edge Browser on the computer PC, and go to the Edge help location in the address bar: edge://settings/help.

It will display the official build and version on the browser screen.

Microsoft Edge Build version number

Alternatively, click on More horizontal 3-dots icon at the top right and select Settings from the drop-down menu. Select About Microsoft Edge from the left menu bar.

About Microsoft Edge menu tab

It will take you to the Edge’s About page, where its version number will be listed along with the build version.

Checking the Firefox browser Version Number

Launch the Firefox on the computer, and copy-paste the About Firefox URL in its address bar: about:preferences.

Scroll to the Firefox Updates section, and the current install version number will be listed.

Firefox Updates Version Number Check

The second method to view the Firefox browser version is to open the More horizontal 3-bar icon situated at the top right and select the Help menu. After that, select About Firefox from the sub-menu.

About Firefox menu under Firefox Help

It shall bring up the About Mozilla Firefox window pop-up from where you can note its version number.

About Firefox Browser Version and Built Number

Checking the Build Version of Opera Browser

Launch the Opera Browser on your PC, and head to the Opera Help location in the address bar: opera://settings/help. It will display the installed version information along with the build number.

Opera Browser Help Page with Version number

Alternatively, click on the Opera opera logo at the browser’s top left corner, and select the Help > About Opera option.

About Opera menu under Opera Help option

It shall open the Opera Help page with the current version number.

Bottom Line

The build number and version number helps identify developers the underlying issue with the changes made. Hence, it’s generally requested to submit this number when filing a bug report.

If you know that a specific build or version got any issue, then you can update to the latest version or downgrading it to an earlier specific build.

Similarly, we can check the browser build/version on Android and iOS devices.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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