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Chrome Replaces Update Icon with the Word ‘Update’

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Google Chrome automatically downloads the latest version and asks the users to restart the browser to complete the update. Chrome uses an up arrow icon in a green background to do this:

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Update icon

This has changed in the latest Canary version of Chrome. As usual, you will see this in Stable version a few weeks from now. Here is the new update prompt:

New Update Icon

This is more user-friendly, but it is more likely to be a change pushed by the accessibility team. We recently saw Chrome removing Fake Box from new tab page because of accessibility concerns.

After you click the “Update” icon, the next step is as usual to click the “Update Google Chrome” link to restart Chrome.

I am curious to find out what this new change will look like in the Android version of Chrome. Will they replace the icon with text on mobile too?

Let me know what you think about this change in the comments section.



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