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Google Chrome Redesigned on iOS, Android, Desktop on 10th Birthday

05 September, 2018, 19:36 | Author: Joanna Little
  • 4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

Under "Updates", look for Chrome. On the desktop, the tabs have been redesigned to be more modern and consistent, to match with all the other Material Design elements of the browser.

Google has marked the 10th birthday of its Chrome browser by unleashing a new design across all their platforms, which include iOS, Android and desktop. Also, if you're typing an address to navigate to a website, the Omnibox will now let you know if you already have that tab open. There are also plans to make Google Drive files searchable direct from the omnibox very soon. In June, it was possible to enable this new UI with a Chrome flag which no longer became necessary when the new UI was enabled by default in the Canary channel. Already, we're working on integrating augmented reality (AR) into Chrome to bring information that you interact with across the web and put directly into your physical environment.

To celebrate this major milestone, today Google is rolling out Google Chrome 69 - the latest version of the browser.

On mobile, open the iOS App Store or Google Play store to update the app.

Perhaps the first thing you will notice in Chrome 69 is the brand new user interface. The light grey background is gone, giving way to a white palette, inspired by the new Material Theme.

Most notably, the app now has a flatter, rounder design more in line with Google's Material Design principles; these changes will be seen on both mobile and desktop. The browser has significantly changed how users experience the web and has even influenced other browsers, from tabs that don't crash the entire browser to an address bar that does nearly everything.

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With Chrome on iOS, there's a new bottom toolbar to now make it easier to reach popular functions such as Back, Search, tabs and the menu.

Plus, there are customisable options, too.

Chrome 69 also provides greater customization for the new tab page. There is also a new revamped new tab design which users will be able to customise to their liking.

Google Chrome's Omnibox, its combined search and address bar, will now surface relevant answers to your questions directly in the Omnibox without having to complete a search query. Think weather, word translations, info on sporting events, etc. all within the Search bar.

The password manager in Chrome is also getting smarter. This password will be saved in the built-in password manager so that the next time you visit that site it automatically fills the account credentials.

Google has worked to improve Chrome's startup time, latency, usage of memory, and usability with this update and the company says that further improvements are also planned. More changes have been implemented to hammer nails in the coffin of Adobe Flash - users will have to confirm site permissions after every browser restart says ZDNet.

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