Do I have to pay to use Google Chrome?

Modified Nov. 3, 2023, 8:47 p.m.


Is there a monthly fee for Google Chrome? Or is there a charge for Google Chrome? We will provide a detailed answer about what is free and what is not in Google.

Google Chrome browser is completely free. You do not have to pay anything at the first installation and there is no monthly fee either. There is no information by Google saying that Google Chrome will have a charge one day. There is even a high probability that Google Chrome will stay free forever.

There are a lot of web browsers in the world, and almost all of them are completely free. It won’t make any sense for Google to make Chrome not free anymore. Moreover, even if Chrome is not selling your data, Google is already winning money with Google Chrome as they are using your data to personalize ads and sell them at a higher price.

But a paid version of Google Chrome with premium features could still be released one day, time will tell.

How much does a Google account cost?

It does not cost anything to create a Google account, and most of the Google services are free. However, some of their services are only available if you do pay a monthly fee.

Creating a Google account is very simple and free. By creating one and adding it to your Chrome web browser, you will unlock some nice features like the sync feature that allow synchronizing your browser data between all of your devices.

A Google account also gives you access to a lot of the Google services, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, or even Google photos for example. But with a free account, you will only have access to a limited version of some services. For example, your storage available on the Google cloud for photos or documents is limited.

To unlock all the features of your Google account, you will have to pay for Google One.

The best features of Google One

To unlock some services or add features to the available services with a free account, you will need to use and pay for Google One. It unlocks a lot of cool features and here is the best of them.

1. Advanced Google Photos

With Google One, you will unlock the full power of Google Photos and its editing tool. It allows you to make your Google Photos library pop. You can adjust the position and brightness on faces, softens backgrounds, and helpful one-tap suggestions apply edits based on each photo’s content.

2. Enhanced video calling features

With Google One, you will have access to enhanced video calling features in Google Meet to host longer group videos for up to 24 hours, noise cancellation, call recording, and more.

3. Google Store rewards

Get up to 10% back for each purchase you do on the Google Store with a Google one account.

4. Rewards, offers, and more

Special rewards and offers are given to the members of Google One, 3 months of ad-free YouTube premium for example. You will also have more storage for your photos and documents on Google Drive.

More information about Google One can be found here.

Chrome enterprise costs

“The browser at the core of enterprise productivity”. A Google Chrome version for companies is available, named Chrome Enterprise.

This version adds extra security features that protect employees but also gives support tools for the IT team of the company using Chrome Enterprise. With this, the company can reduce IT costs while increasing security. It’s a really good advantage for small companies that can’t have a big IT team or a bigger one that does want to reduce costs.

It’s companies focused though, you can find more information about Chrome enterprise here.



Maxime Levesque is a technical engineer with more than 5 years of professional experience. He is an expert in computer and phones, mostly on Apple products. Maxime is also the founder of TechBrowser.

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