For those of us, who have been using the Google Chrome web browser since its, exception today’s outlook of Chrome might come as a surprise – Chrome finally got its design overhaul, albeit after 10 years, during which it remained rather similar in appearance.
The newer version brings some major changes to the most used browser all over the internet. There are now rounded shapes and tabs, a fresh color palette, and updated icons too. This isn’t just limited to one single thing like tabs, but to Chrome’s whole interface making it user-friendly.
Even the prompts, menus and address bar has been updated with respect to the new design.
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First of all, what you would notice are the rounded tabs, which are more familiar already to Firefox users. Before this update, the tabs were more trapezoid-like shaped. Also, the update has been shaped in a way that you can feel free to work on as many tabs as you want since you can see nearly all of them in a quick peek.
You would also be shown answers to results directly in the address bar, thus saving the time and memory required for opening a new tab. When you search for some celebrities, or sporting events, weather or things like that, the search results would open almost instantaneously in the address bar.
Furthermore, there are also some changes made to the autofill feature as well. Thus, Google Chrome would automatically and more accurately than before, “autofill” your passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers into forms, while also simultaneously saving this info in your Google Account. This would be further aided by an even better password manager. This will help you in generating strong passwords when you are signing up for a website. You won’t need to remember strong passwords this, as the password would be synced across your desktop and smartphone’s Google Chrome as well.
The Chrome for iOS is also receiving an update in which finally the search toolbar is there at the bottom for easier searching. Furthermore, the rather familiar dino game which appears when there is no internet connectivity has also been updated to include birthday cakes, party hats, and balloons. There are already integrations of machine learning into Chrome to counter malware attacks, and soon with the help of Artificial Intelligence, the browser is only expected to get smarter.
As to what would Google Chrome look like in the future, according to Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Google’s vice president of product management. “When we first launched Chrome, Sundar said: ‘We think of the browser as the window to the web.” He further stated that, “A decade later, it’s still the tool people use to access all of the websites and applications that help them do what they want to do. As Chrome heads into the next 10 years, we want to expand that window—so you can see more and do more.”
You would need to update your Google Chrome version first, which you can do by heading over to Settings and then clicking on the three vertical lines option, and then selecting about. This would automatically check for the latest version; therefore, you would need an active internet connection for this as well.