New features coming to Google Chrome this fallSyah Ismail
Google updates Chrome frequently to bring you new features and security improvements and the latest version will help you get back into your productivity groove. Here’s an overview of new features coming to Chrome this fall.
Keep tabs on your tabs
Ever lost track of tabs on your phone? Over the next few weeks, you’ll see Android’s new grid layout which helps you select tabs more easily and preview thumbnails of the tabs you have open. This new feature is already available for iOS users.
There’s also a new way to group tabs on your Android device which helps you keep track of the tabs that are open. To do this, drag and drop one tab on top of another in the new tab grid layout. After opening one of the grouped tabs, you can easily switch between the tabs in the group using the new tab switcher at the bottom of your screen. The tab grid layout and tab grouping capabilities make it easier than ever to stay organised in Chrome on your Android device
If you have so many tabs open on your laptop that you can’t read the page titles anymore, you can now preview your tabs by hovering over them with your cursor. For now you’ll see the page title and soon you’ll see a thumbnail of the page too.
If you want to save a link from your phone so you can open it later on your laptop or vice versa, you no longer have to send an email to yourself and forget to read it later. Now you can use Chrome to send a tab to another computer, phone or tablet on which you are signed in and have sync enabled.
Help from Google built in
Chrome’s address bar helps you get to your results faster than ever. Now on both desktop and Android, answers will show up inside the address bar where you type your query whether you’re looking for results about sporting events or instant answers about the local weather or translations of a foreign word.
Chrome automatically prompts translation when you need it and you can access translation tools in the Chrome menu or from the address bar on desktop.
Make Chrome yours
Your work environment impacts productivity and your mood. If plants and nature help you relax and unwind, change the background of your new tab page to a floral design. If you draw energy from the colour yellow, use Chrome’s new colour customisation tool to change the colour of your entire browser to the shade that brings you bliss.
While waiting for the updates to arrive, check out 6 time-saving Chromebook keyboard shortcuts that can help you increase productivity.