By default, Chrome is not able to refresh any of its tabs automatically, but this doesn't necessarily mean that you can't auto-refresh a Web page. Instead, use one of several free auto-refresh extensions in the Chrome Web Store. After you install one of these extensions, you can set up any Web page to automatically refresh with just a few mouse clicks. Furthermore, extensions listed in the Chrome Web Store are safe to download and install.

Auto Refresh Plus

Step 1

Navigate to the Auto Refresh Plus page (see link in Resources) and then click the "Add to Chrome" button. Click "Add" to confirm and install the extension in Chrome.

Step 2

Open the Web page you want to refresh and then click the Auto Refresh Plus button to the left of the Chrome menu button.

Step 3

Choose at what interval to refresh the page. To specify the number of seconds, click the last radio button and type the number of seconds into the box. Click the "Start" button to start refreshing the page.

Auto-Reload

Step 1

Open the Auto-Reload page (see link in Resources) and then click the "Add to Chrome" button. Click "Add" to install the extension in Google Chrome.

Step 2

Open the Web page that you want to automatically refresh and then click the Auto-reload button to the left of the Bookmark icon in the address bar. The icon is blue with a white arrow.

Step 3

To change the settings of the extension, right-click anywhere on the page and select "Auto-Reload" from the context menu. Select "Timeout" and then select a timeout value. The extension refreshes the page again if it doesn't load in time.

Easy Auto Refresh

Step 1

Open the Easy Auto Refresh page (see link in Resources), click the "Add to Chrome" button and then click "Add" to install the extension in Chrome.

Step 2

Open the Web page you want to refresh automatically and then click the Easy Auto Refresh button to the left of the Bookmark icon in the address bar.

Step 3

Enter the number of seconds into the box and then click the "Start" button to start refreshing the page. To change other settings, click "Advanced Options."