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Developer(s)Eloston and other hobbyists[1]
Initial releaseDecember 14, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-12-14)
Stable release
109.0.5414.119-1[2] Edit this on Wikidata (20 January 2023; 2 months ago (20 January 2023))
Repositoryhttps://github.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium Edit this on Wikidata
EngineV8, Blink Edit this on Wikidata
Operating systemLinux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Android, BSD Edit this on Wikidata
Platformx86_64, ARMv8, ARMv7, IA-32 Edit this on Wikidata
License3-clause BSD License[3] Edit this on Wikidata
Websitegithub.com/ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium Edit this at Wikidata

ungoogled-chromium is a free and open-source variant of the Chromium web browser that removes all Google-specific web services.[4][5][6] It achieves this with a series of patches applied to the Chromium codebase during the compilation process. The result is functionally similar to regular Chromium.[7][8]


  • Disabling functionality that requires Google domains, including Google Safe Browsing.[9]
  • Replacing Google web domains in the Chromium source code with non-existent web domains and blocking internal requests to those domains.[9]
  • Removing binary blobs from the Chromium source code and replacing them with custom alternatives.[9]

The browser also adds smaller non-essential features such as flags protecting against fingerprinting and borrows features from other projects such as Debian. Some Chromium features do not work on ungoogled-chromium, a notable one being installing extensions directly from the Chrome Web Store.[9]


The ungoogled-chromium project was founded by a hobbyist with the user name Eloston in 2015. It was first developed for Linux, then for other operating systems.[10][11] Eloston used to release builds, but eventually he stopped doing so and allowed others to provide builds with his patches.[12]

Starting in 2019, Eloston greatly reduced his involvement in the project, and other hobbyists have continued to maintain the patches.[1] In 2022, the GitHub repository was transferred from Eloston's personal account to a new "ungoogled-software" account.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Contributors to ungoogled-software/Ungoogled-chromium". GitHub. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  2. ^ "109.0.5414.119-1". Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  3. ^ "ungoogled-chromium/LICENSE". Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  4. ^ Cimpanu, Catalin (16 October 2016). "UnGoogled Chromium Removes All the Googley Parts from Chromium". Softpedia. Retrieved 14 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Tim Anderson. "When open source isn't enough: Fancy a de-Googled Chromium? How about some Microsoft-free VS Code?". www.theregister.com. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  6. ^ Duino, Justin (30 September 2016). "'Ungoogled' is the Chrome browser you love minus the Google". 9to5Google. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  7. ^ Github Readme Objectives, ungoogled-software, 4 October 2022, retrieved 4 October 2022
  8. ^ "Ungoogled Chromium". TechSpot. Retrieved 13 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ a b c d "GitHub Readme Feature Overview". GitHub. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Release 51.0.2704.106-2 · ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium". GitHub. First official binary for Windows. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "Release 51.0.2704.106-3 · ungoogled-software/ungoogled-chromium". GitHub. First official binary for macOS. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ ungoogled-chromium-binaries, ungoogled-software, 15 September 2022, retrieved 4 October 2022
  13. ^ "GitHub discussion". This repo is now part of ungoogled-software

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