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

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

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

Google has launched its latest version of Chrome, which features a new design, password manager, and more.

To mark the 10th anniversary of its Chrome browser, Google is rolling out a substantial refresh of the browser, giving it a softer, rounder look and some neat new features. The Chrome search box ("Omnibox") also gives you more information directly as you type. Users can even add the search bar to the bottom of the page in iOS and can enjoy general simplification of the menus in Chrome.

Since it syncs with your Google account, if you log into the same site later on using your smartphone's Chrome browser, it will quickly fill in the information for you.

Google said with Chrome 69, the Omnibox "will now show you answers directly in the address bar without having to open a new tab - from rich results on public figures or sporting events, to instant answers like the local weather via weather.com or a translation of a foreign word".

As of this week Chrome suggests strong passwords anytime you're setting up a new online account.

Here's a treat for tab hoarders: If you search for a website that's already open in one of your dozens of tabs, Google Chrome will show a "switch to tab" option that lets you jump straight to that tab. There are also plans to make Google Drive files searchable direct from the omnibox very soon. Google has also adjusted the color palette used. Previously, the tiles on the new tab page were automatically generated based on the sites you commonly visit.

If you keep a ton of tabs open all the time, you'll notice that Chrome does a better job of marking each site's icons (or favicons) in each tab.

If you follow XDA, you've probably heard that the Google Chrome web browser would be getting a Google Material Theme UI overhaul sometime this year. The new look, especially on the desktop, will make Chrome like a completely different browser. With a smarter Chrome, you will be able to do more than just look at a webpage.

The Omnibar, Google's term for the address bar turned search bar, is learning some new tricks too. People who want to personalize their browser will also find it easier to add shortcuts to the New Tab page or customize the page with a background taken from one of their photos.

According to Adrienne Porter Felt, an engineering manager on the Chrome security team, the company is planning major changes to URLs.

In September 2008, Google released the beta version of the first ever Google Chrome browser, and this week marks a decade since it came on the scene.

As we've known for a while now, Chrome 69 finally brings a uniform Material Design finish to the entire user experience.

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