Google has been testing tab groups for a while now. The last time I tried it, I didn’t quite like how it looked like. Google has since changed the design and I can now say that I like the way it looks. Here is the old look: Now, here is how this UI looks like […]
Over the years, I have seen many “New Tab Page” experiments on Chrome. Google never stopped playing with the NTP on desktop or mobile. Here is the latest, from Chrome on Android, Canary version: Do We Really Need This? I like the idea of recommended articles on the new tab page. I have, however, disabled […]
Google has been exploring Machine Learning to improve Google Chrome and Chrome OS. A new flag added to the Canary version of Chrome OS shows Google using ML to rank “suggested apps”. Rank suggested apps with ML Flag name: Rank suggested apps with ML Description: Use the aggregated ML model to rank the suggested apps. […]
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: This has changed in the latest Canary version of Chrome. As usual, you will see this in Stable version a few weeks from […]
Google is working on a shared clipboard that will let you copy text from one device and paste it on another one. Here is how this feature works. Enable Shared Clipboard (Flags and Canary for Now) I am currently using the Canary version of Chrome on desktop and phone. There are a couple of flags […]
Google Chrome now allows you to group tabs to manage them better. This article explains how to group tabs and how to manage tab groups in Google Chrome.
Google announced proactive Assistant recommendations in July 2018. A code commit that I spotted today suggests that this feature might be coming to Chrome OS as well.
Google has enabled Google Lens support on the Canary version of Chrome on Android. This article explains how to use this new feature. Enable Google Lens Support Google Lens support for Chrome is still work-in-progress. You can try this on the Canary version of Google Chrome. To enable this feature: Open chrome://flags#context-menu-search-with-google-lens in a new […]
Google Chrome might soon get a built-in QR code generator to share URLs. This will initially be a desktop-only feature. QR Code Generator Google Chrome already has extensions that let you create QR code for website addresses. However, according to a code change request that I spotted today, this might soon become an official feature. […]
Google Chrome is planning to implement “Badging API, a proposed Web Platform API allowing websites to apply badges (small status indicators) to pages or sets of pages on their origin”. This will add notification badges similar to Windows and iOS to apps and websites. Remember those notification badges on your phone or laptop?: Google Chrome […]