Google Chrome is used by billions of users worldwide and is one of the most popular web browsers. The Google-owned web browser brings new features and bug fixes through regular updates. Some of these features are available for all users while other features are only available in the beta version or hidden under flags. Like every-year, Chrome also released some update this year too. Among the new feature, here are the 8 key features of the Google Chrome browser.
1. Change background colour
Google Chrome now allows users to change the background and colour of the browser. This feature allows users to make different background for different Chrome profiles. You can change the Chrome’s background and colour by going to the Customize Chrome option given below a new tab of Chrome.
2. Journeys feature: organises browsing history
Google Chrome browser introduced a new Journeys feature that will help users to organise browsing history. With this feature, users can groups the sites as per the topic or category. The new feature will show you a list of relevant sites you visited when you type a related word into your search bar and click on “Resume your research” or visit the Chrome History Journeys page. With this, you can quickly pick up where you left off and don’t have to navigate to the site/page again.
3. New Chrome Actions
The new Chrome Actions of the Google browser will help users to save time by helping them get more things done directly from the address bar. The Chrome address bar can also predicts when you could benefit from a Chrome Action based on the typed words. The new Actions added by Chrome are View your Chrome history, Manage accessibility settings, Share this tab, Play Chrome Dino game, and others.
4. New Chrome widgets for Android smartphones
Google added some new Chrome widgets for Android smartphone with the new features. These new Chrome widgets can help you to quickly start a text search, voice search, Lens search or open an Incognito tab right from your homescreen. You can also play the Chrome dino game directly from a shortcut available on Chrome.
5. Link sharing feature
The Chrome users can now highlight a specific part of the page for the receiver before sharing the link with the new link sharing feature. The new feature will directly open the highlighted part of the page, instead of the top of the page after the receiver click on the shared link.
6. Tab search feature
Google Chrome browser also introduced a tab search that will help users to search for a specific tab among the many tabs open on the browser. This will come in handy, when a users opens multiple tabs and finds it difficult to find a particular tab. The new tab search feature will make the search easy. To search for a specific tab open in Google Chrome, users need to click on the tab search icon at the top Chrome window and enter a keyword for the tab they want to search.
7. Mute audio button for each tab
Some times we open multiple tabs on the Google Chrome but forget to pause a music video, or a video file. This makes it difficult to hear other audio files. The new feature will make it easier for users to mute audio from a specific tab. The Chrome Canary’s latest builds come with a new flag called “Tab audio muting UI control.” The new flag will enable a feature that will allow you to mute audio playing in any app with a single click after you activate the flag. The browser currently displays a sound indicator on the tab when an audio is playing.
8. New downloads shortcut in toolbar
Google Chrome 99 update released on the beta channel has brought a new shortcut that will allow users to access downloads with a single click. The new shortcut is available in the toolbar at the top right corner of the browser. The shortcut is quite similar to the one seen in the Edge browser that turns blue when something is downloading and turns gray when the item is downloaded.
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