Tor is an incredibly popular web browser, as it offers its users complete protection and anonymity, unlike most other widely-used internet browsers. This incredible benefit makes Tor quite a handy tool to have, especially when you might want to hide your internet activity from anyone who could be monitoring you.
And considering the fact that Tor is available on nearly all major operating systems, it begs the question of whether this browser can be used on a Chromebook as well. Here are some answers to that query:
Using Tor on Chrome OS
Unfortunately, Tor doesn’t officially offer a version of its browser for Chromebook users, as of yet.
However, if you own a Chromebook that supports Android applications, you might be able to download the Tor Browser through the Google Play Store. Alternatively, you could also download the Android version of Tor directly from their website, and follow the instructions to install it successfully on your device. Keep in mind that if you manage to use the mobile version of the Tor browser on your Chromebook, the web pages you visit will also be displayed in the mobile version, instead of the usual desktop versions.
Some Chromebook users have also had success by downloading the Linux version of the Tor browser from their website, although this could also vary depending on the exact device you own.
Regardless of which Tor browser you decide to download and install, it’s important to keep in mind that neither of these versions has been audited for Chrome OS. This means that Tor simply can’t guarantee that all of the necessary privacy and security features will actually function properly on your Chromebook.
And that’s it! Although Tor doesn’t have an official Chrome OS version of their browser, you might have some luck by downloading other forms of this helpful software.