However you look at it, Google Chrome is still a default go-to browser for many consumers, despite its lagging behind in certain areas. Google is aware of this issue, and to that end, the search engine is planning on giving the browser a much needed revamp.
Information of the revamp was posted on Google’s official blog, with a list of features it plans on overhauling. Starting with Android, the mobile version of the Browser will feature a new way of grouping tabs. To do so, users will simply need to drag and drop tabs on top of each other; users will then be able to easily switch between each grouped tabs via a new tab switcher at the bottom of the phone’s display.
On the desktop side of things, Chrome will soon allow users to preview their multiple tabs. Simply by hovering over them with your cursor. Mind you, the function still is still pretty basic; you’ll only see the page title as a start, but Google does promise that the feature will soon be able to see the thumbnail of each corresponding page later one.
Sharing links between your Android device and notebook also seems to have been made easier on Chrome. According to Google, so long as your Chrome browsers on both platforms are synced and enabled, the option will be there.
The autofill bar on both Android and desktop versions of Chrome is also getting an update. Now, the function will give answers to questions in real-time, rather than waiting for users to type out the question in full and hitting the Enter key.
More importantly, Chrome will soon allow its users to customise the browser to better fit their own feelings and personalities. This includes changing the colours, background, or the overall theme of it all. Google says that the reason behind this feature is to help its users improve a number of key criteria, including one’s work environment, mood, as well as productivity.
At the time of writing, Google hasn’t specified a rollout date for the new features, only that user should “look for updates later in the fall”.