Google announces that the Chrome version optimized for Macs with the M1 chip will be available today. The browser runs natively on M1 Macs, which improves performance. You don’t have to go through Apple’s Rosetta 2 emulation layer.
Chrome for Mac M1 can be downloaded from google.com/chrome. A message will ask the user if they have a Mac with an Intel processor or a Mac with an Apple chip. Those with a computer with the M1 chip need to make sure they choose the second option. The others stay with the first version.
The first version of Chrome for ARM Macs was released last night. However, Google withdrew the download after the user crashed. Corrections will be added in the version released today.
If you already have Chrome for your Mac with the M1 chip and you’re experiencing crashes:
Open the system settings. Click on Security and Privacy. Select the Privacy tab. In the list on the left, click Bluetooth. Check Google Chrome. If you don’t see the application, click and add the “+” sign. Restart Chrome
Google offers another more radical solution: completely uninstall Chrome and reinstall the browser.