Google has cancelled to make the new bookmarks manager design default. Users can still download the new design as an extension from the Chrome Web Store. And that means, the old bookmarks manager design is coming back!
An upcoming update will switch the default design to the old one. Here is the official announcement from the Google Chrome product forum:
Our team is committed to improving Chrome’s bookmarks experience, but for the time being, we’ve decided to bring back the previous version. Our team will continue to explore other ways to improve the bookmarks experience. You’ll see the previous version of the bookmarks manager return to your Chrome browser shortly.
For those of you who enjoyed using the new bookmarks manager, you can still keep the new experience by downloading the Bookmarks Manager extension from the Chrome Web Store.
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The Bookmark Manager Extension
The redesigned bookmarks manager experience will continue as an extension as the announcement says. Hopefully those additional features they added as part of this change, like the automatic topic organization. The extension shows an install base of 10,000,000+ users. We should soon see this number updated to reflect the actual number of people who liked this redesign.
I am curious about take two on Chrome bookmarks redesign from the Google Chrome team! How is that going to look like?