How to find the version of an Internet browser

Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope
Internet browsers

As with many types of software, Internet browsers are updated periodically to add features and prevent or patch security vulnerabilities. For these reasons, it is important to know the current version of the Internet browser installed on your computer. To determine the version of the browser you're using, select it in the list below and follow the instructions.

Tip

Use the Computer Hope System information online tool to view your browser version, plugin versions, and more.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Icon used to bring up the Google Chrome menu. button.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, place the mouse pointer over Help.

Help menu button in Chrome.

  1. In the side menu that appears, select About Google Chrome.

Menu option to see the version of Chrome that is currently installed.

  1. The window that opens displays the current version of Google Chrome.

Window that shows the current version of Google Chrome.

Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Method one

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Press Alt to display the menu bar at the top of the screen, then select Help.

Menu bar in Firefox.

  1. Select About Firefox from the drop-down menu.
  2. The window that opens displays the current version of Firefox.

Window that shows details about Firefox.

Method two

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the Open menu button in Firefox. icon.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Help.

Button to open the help menu in Firefox.

  1. In the Help side menu, click About Firefox.

Menu option to show information about Firefox.

  1. The window that opens displays the current version of Firefox.

Window that shows details about Firefox.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click the Settings and more icon Microsoft Edge More menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, near the bottom, move the mouse cursor over Help and feedback, then select About Microsoft Edge from the side menu.

About Microsoft Edge

  1. The window that opens displays the current version of Microsoft Edge.

Edge browser version.

Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft Edge Legacy

  1. Open the Microsoft Edge Legacy browser.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click the More icon in Microsoft Edge. button.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings menu to the section labeled About this app. The current version of Microsoft Edge Legacy is displayed.

Settings showing the current version of Microsoft Edge.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click the gear Internet Explorer Tools icon icon.
  3. In the menu drop-down menu, select About Internet Explorer.
  4. The window that opens displays the current version of Internet Explorer.

About Internet Explorer, displaying the version of Internet Explorer currently installed.

Opera

Opera

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click the Opera icon Menu button in Opera. in the top-left corner of the window.
  3. In the drop-down menu, move your mouse cursor over the Help selector, and click About Opera in the side menu that appears.
  4. The current version of Opera is listed in the center of the screen.

Current version of the Opera browser.

Safari for Mac

Safari

  1. Open the Safari browser.
  2. In the Apple menu bar at the top of the screen, click the Safari selector selector.
  3. Choose About Safari in the drop-down menu that appears.

About selector in Safari.

  1. The About Safari window that opens displays the current version of Safari.

Safari version

Note

The second set of numbers, inside the parentheses, are the Safari build (WebKit) numbers.