TLDR: Simply visit and you'll get a virtual Chrome running in a remote virtual machine.

Virtual Chrome – What Is It?

A virtual Chrome refers to a modified version of the Google Chrome browser that is virtualized and runs in a remote virtual machine. It's commonly used for cross-browser testing, enabling access to multiple versions of Chrome (starting from version 1), cybersecurity tasks such as safely investigating suspicious websites in isolated Chrome versions, and supporting anonymous browsing by running Chrome on a remote server with an anonymized IP address.

How Does a Virtual Chrome Work?

A virtual Chrome browser is installed in a virtual machine, which is booted afresh for each user session. This approach ensures that every session gets a clean browser profile, providing significant privacy, security, and performance advantages. A clean browser profile for each session eliminates the risk of cookie tracking and history accumulation, enhancing user anonymity and minimizing exposure to malicious sites. It also ensures a standardized testing environment free from previous session artifacts, crucial for accurate cross-browser testing and web development. This setup also creates a controlled environment for cybersecurity analysis, allowing safe examination of potentially harmful websites without risking the integrity of the user's primary system.

What Are Virtual Chrome Use Cases?

Anonymous Browsing

With a virtual Chrome, you can browse the Internet without leaving a trace. Each session is isolated, helping protect your privacy and anonymity online. Your IP address isn't revealed as the virtual machine's IP is used.

Cross-Browser Testing

A virtual Chrome allows developers to test their web applications across different versions of Chrome to ensure compatibility and performance across all user bases (some users have older Chrome versions and some have newer).

Quality Assurance (QA)

QA engineers use virtual Chrome for thorough testing of web applications, ensuring that products meet quality standards across all versions of Chrome, identifying and fixing issues before they reach the end-users.

Performance Testing

Users can use virtual Chrome for performance testing to analyze how web applications behave across different Chrome versions without the overhead of a physically setting up all Chrome versions themselves.

Cybersecurity Analysis

Cybersecurity experts use virtual Chrome to safely investigate suspicious websites or links. Each session starts fresh, isolating potential threats and preventing them from affecting the main system.

Chrome Features Evaluation

A virtual Chrome is used by developers and testers to evaluate new and existing features in Chrome itself. This setup allows a thorough testing of feature implementations, user interface enhancements, and security updates across different versions of Chrome.

Which Virtual Chrome Versions Are Available?

Browserling has virtualized all Chrome versions, making them accessible for cross-browser testing, cybersecurity analysis, and casual browsing. The virtualized versions can be reached via quick browsing URLs that have a format:$version

Here the variable $version stands for a specific Chrome version number you want to access.

For example, to access the version 119 of a virtualized Chrome browser, the URL would be:

And for version 55, it would be:

And you can also access the very first Chrome version via:

What Is Browserling?

Browserling is a virtual browser platform that provides easy access to every version of the virtualized Chrome browser (from version 1 to the latest). Its use cases include cross-browser testing, browser performance testing, cybersecurity analysis, and many others. This wide range of applications positions Browserling as an essential tool for developers, QA teams, and security professionals.

Who Uses Browserling?

Browserling has now become the sandboxed browser platform of choice for web developers, IT professionals, and cybersecurity experts, and it's used by hundreds of thousands of users around the world every month. Browserling's customers include governments, states, cities, banks, stock exchanges, universities, newspapers, Fortune 100, Fortune 500 companies, and private multi-billion dollar companies.

Happy browsing!