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Chrome Gets a Refresh: New Features Enhance Search, Navigation, and More

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Updated: June 27, 2024

Chrome Gets a Refresh: New Features Enhance Search, Navigation, and More

Chrome 126 introduces a range of updates designed to improve browsing on Android and iOS devices. One notable change is the redesigned address bar for tablets, now featuring a sleek, modern look consistent with Google's Material You design language. Unlike the previous full-screen view, the new address bar appears as a compact column with rounded corners, ensuring the website remains visible below for easier navigation.

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Enhancements extend beyond aesthetics. Chrome Actions, shortcuts providing quick access to browser settings and features, are now integrated into local business listings within search results. For instance, when searching for a restaurant, shortcuts for calling, getting directions, and reading reviews will be readily available. This feature is currently live on Android and will be arriving on iOS devices this fall.

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Further simplifying search, Chrome now prioritizes frequently accessed websites based on your search history. If you regularly visit a website containing a specific keyword in its description, that site will appear higher in the search suggestions when you use that keyword.

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For iOS users, Chrome's address bar now includes trending search suggestions, easily accessible from the New Tab Page.

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And for sports enthusiasts, both Android and iOS users will find live sports cards integrated into the Discover feed on the New Tab Page, providing quick updates and scores.

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