How to Use Google Now on Your Chromebook

Google Now is officially available on Chromebooks. Here is a quick guide on how to use Google Now from the Chrome OS launcher app.

Access Google Now on Chrome OS

To access Google Now, click the Search icon and open the app launcher.

You can see Google Now card at the bottom of the picture already. Scroll down to see all your Google Now cards!

  • To discard any of the cards, click the X on the top right corner of the card, just like you close a window.
  • Click the three dots icon on the top left corner of each card for settings specific to the card.
  • Click the refresh icon at the bottom of the screen to refresh your Google Now cards.

Disable Google Now on a Chromebook

Here is how you disable Google Now, just in case.

  1. Click the numbered icon (example: ) in the lower right corner of your computer screen.
  2. In the Notifications Center, click the gear icon on the bottom right corner.
  3. Uncheck the box next to “Google Now”.

For more information on how to use Google Now on Chrome and Chrome OS, here is the official documentation.

Got a question about Google Now on Chrome or Chromebook? Drop me a comment and I will help you find the answer.

  1. Sure I’ll drop a message. None of the Chromies in our community on Google+ has Google Now inside the new launcher. It’s still inside the notifications and it’s only basic Google Now, like weather, sports and calendar stuff.

    1. Interesting, we have three Chromebooks in our household, and only one of them has the Google Now in the launcher, and that’s despite the fact that two machines have the same accountholder. So I imagine this is being rolled out slowly to individual computing units, not just to accounts.

  2. Thanks guys… yes, this is being rolled out, very slowly.

  3. If you see Google Now in your launcher, can you right click within it (on an empty space between the cards, say) and select View source? If so, what is the URL that it opens? I want it on my computer as well, why do I have to use a mobile device or a Chromebook in order to see all of the Google Now cards? 🙁

  4. I keep looking but not on mine. Perhaps its because I’m the wrong side of the pond.

  5. “To access Google Now, click the Search icon and open the app launcher.” Hmm. You mean open Apps and click on Google Search? I don’t get it and I don’t see it either. Although I do have the ability to disable in the Notif Center. Sorry if I’m being dense. Thanks.

    1. Hi,

      I meant the Search icon to open the launcher.. did I confuse you guys?

  6. I fail to use google now on my chromebook pixe 2013(Dev channel OS 46)

  7. Don’t have cards at the bottom of my launcher screen, and don’t have Google Now in the notifications list, so in spite of the title of this article “how-to-use-google-now-on-your-chromebook”, it does not deliver. HP Chromebook 14

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