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Chrome Web Store's new Material refresh matches Chrome 69's nice makeover

Google's web browser got a makeover with the release of Chrome 69, bringing it up to date with the search giant's current iteration of Material Design, Material Theme, informally known as Material 2.0. Now, Chrome Web Store has a new look to match.

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Chrome 69 has a new Material theme, support for display cutouts, and more [APK Download]

Chrome 69 reached beta status a month ago, with features like display cutout support and a new download manager. Google announced yesterday that the update would also include the long-awaited Material redesign, along with a customizable New Tab Page, improved address bar, and other changes.

This might be the largest Chrome update ever, so strap yourself in.

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Chrome is getting a Material makeover for its 10th birthday

Google has been testing major Chrome changes for several months. The updated Material theme has gone through various iterations, and the Android app redesign has been in the works for well over a year. Customizable New Tab Pages, an improved address bar, and other features have also been in development.

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Chrome Beta 69 adds support for notched phones, becomes a media player for Android Go, and more [APK Download]

Chrome 68 hit stable two weeks ago with plenty of important changes, like marking HTTP pages as not secure. It took a little longer than normal, but Chrome 69 has now graduated to beta status. Everyone's favorite web browser has finally reached the sex number.

Going back on topic, this release has the usual mix of interface updates and new developer features. Without further ado, let's get into it.

Display cutout support

When Apple released the iPhone X last year, the company also introduced some Safari-specific CSS attributes to help websites work around the notched screen. Even though most sites look fine on the iPhone X without any modification, developers could use a certain meta tag with Apple's 'safe-area-inset' CSS properties to have greater control.

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Google testing new home button designs for Chrome on Android

Chrome for Android has had a home button since its inception, but only on certain devices. Google started experimenting with allowing all devices to have a home button in April, but the feature is still opt-in. Now it appears Google is experimenting with the button's design.

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Experimental 'Chrome Duplex' UI now has a tweaked address bar and easy tab switching

Google has been working on a new Chrome Android interface for nearly two years now. The first iteration was 'Chrome Home', which moved the address bar to the bottom of the screen. That interface was essentially done, but Google decided to scrap it for unknown reasons. The project was changed to 'Chrome Duplex' in February, with the address bar back at the top and a new toolbar at the bottom (much like Samsung Internet).

Earlier this month, several buttons were added to the bottom toolbar. In the latest builds of Chrome Canary, the interface has been tweaked again.

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