[Solved] Your browser does not support WebGL

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Many Windows 10 users reported not being able to run WebGL supported websites. Error message WebGL is not supported pops up disallowing 2D and 3D graphics to run in Google Chrome.

In order to fix the WebGL issue, we managed to come up with a series of fixes described below.


What to do if your browser doesn’t support WebGL?

1. Try a different browser

If you keep having this issue with your browser, perhaps switching to a new browser might help. Opera focuses heavily on user security and safety, and with built-in Adblock and tracking protection, it will make your browsing faster and more enjoyable.

More so, the Chromium engine makes it extremely fast, reliable, and frequently updated.

The looks are pretty impressive too, and those that put heavy emphasis on visuals will be overjoyed by what they can find there in terms of customization tools.

This browser is based on Chrome, so it will support the same features and extensions while providing support for WebGL.

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2. Make sure your browser is up to date

  1. Click the Three button icon on the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Scroll to the Help section and expand it > click About Google Chrome.about chrome your browser does not support webgl
  3. The update process will then start on its own.
  4. Hit the Relaunch button after the update is done.

3. Check to have hardware acceleration enabled

    1. Click the Three button icon on the top right corner of your browser.
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    2. Open Settings > scroll down and select Advanced.
    3. Find the System tab and make sure the Use hardware acceleration when available toggle is on – it should be colored blue.
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    4. After making this change, click the Relaunch button to restart Google Chrome.

4. Disable installed extensions

  1. Click the Three button icon on the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Expand the More tools menu > select Extensions.
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  3. Disable the extensions by clicking the toggle switch next to their name – toggle turning gray means the extension is disabled.

5. Update your graphics drivers

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. In the Device Manager click to expand the Display Adapters section.
  3. Right click on your graphics card and select Update driver.
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  4. Click Search automatically for updated driver software.
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  5. Approve the download for the updated drivers, then wait for the installation to finish.
  6. Restart your computer once the installation is finished.
  7. Open the WebGL supported website again to see if it worked.

We hope that our guide on how to fix WebGL on Google Chrome was of help for you. If you know any other working solutions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.


FAQ: Learn more about WebGL

  • What is WebGL used for?

WebGL is a Javascript API that makes it possible for browsers to support and render interactive 2D and 3D graphics in real-time. The API is used for rendering 3D video content in games, 3D modelling, physical simulations and more.

  • What browser supports WebGL?

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari all offer good WebGL support. Make sure you’ve installed the latest browser update and you’re running the latest browser version to enjoy full WebGL support on desktop.

  • How do I activate WebGL on my computer?

Here are the steps to follow to activate WebGL on your computer:

  1. Go to http://get.webgl.org/
  2. To enable WebGL on Chrome type about: flags in a new tab and make sure the WebGL option is activated.
  3. To enable WebGL on Firefox, open a new tab and type about: config then activate the option.

The solutions above will also prove useful if you are encountering the following issues:

  • Your browser does not support any of the required graphics API for this content
  • Your browser does not support WebGL
  • Browser does not support WebGL
  • WebGL is not supported

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.