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Google's upgrading Chrome Tab Groups with the ability to save them for later

Google's upgrading Chrome Tab Groups with the ability to save them for later

Chrome's Tab Groups feature is an excellent way to stay organized if, like me, you tend to let your tabs multiply faster than rabbits on a diet of Spanish fly. While Tab Groups can be renamed, collapsed, expanded, and even marked with a color for easy visibility, none of those changes stay with you into a new browser session. Until now, that is: a new flag option in the latest version of Chrome Canary lets users save tab groups.

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Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

Chrome is getting a fresh Material makeover for its system pages

It's been a few years now since Google gave Chrome one of its biggest makeovers to date — a perfect treat (for most) to celebrate the browser's first decade. Its Material makeover ditched the trapezoidal shapes and drab gray for a modern, rounded look that's more in line with Google's updated design system. However, the lack of theming in Chrome's system pages (settings and bookmarks, for example) is a testament to the absence of consistency in Google's implementation of Material Design. But with an upcoming change, it seems like the company finally wants to apply its attractive design language to Chrome in a consistent manner.

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Chrome could lock down your incognito tabs so only you can access them

Chrome could lock down your incognito tabs so only you can access them

Incognito mode in Chrome is perfect for any time you need to keep private information from being stored in the browser. If you've ever had to check a bank account on a device that wasn't yours, you know how essential it is. To help keep your open incognito tabs just a little more secure, Google is adding optional biometric authentication to its Android app — though it may take a while before you can actually use it.

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How to turn off Chrome's annoying tab groups

How to turn off Chrome's annoying tab groups

About a month ago users on the Chromium repository led a very polite revolt against tab groups in Chrome for Android, declaring that they much preferred the option to simply open a selected link in a new tab directly. A little yellow bird told us that Google has listened to those users, and "Open in new tab" is coming back.

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Chrome for Android is testing a radical shift in its Google Search interface

Chrome for Android is testing a radical shift in its Google Search interface

Google may have shelved one of the most anticipated Chrome features — Duet — but the company is still working on changing up little bits and pieces to make it easier to navigate the mobile browser. One of the latest experiments has been spotted by 9to5Google, which reports that a new flag moves Google Search into a carousel below the address bar, giving you quick access to other results.

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Get a glimpse of Chrome's Material You theme on Android 12

Get a glimpse of Chrome's Material You theme on Android 12

Google has introduced a new take on Material Design during Google I/O this year, Material You. Its highlighting characteristic is its wallpaper-based dynamic colors, making for beautifully composed interfaces. So far, only a handful of apps have been updated to support these themes, but it looks like Google is hard at work updating its first-party applications to take advantage of the new theming mechanisms. Among them is Chrome, which has just received the first few wallpaper-based elements in the latest under-development version, Chrome Canary v93.

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Chrome dusts off widgets, decides they're cool again

Chrome dusts off widgets, decides they're cool again

Android has had widgets long before they came to iOS in any form, but it looks like Apple's recent inclusion of the age-old Android feature is only now making widgets fashionable again. After the Chrome team introduced absolutely gorgeous widgets for iOS, it's now turning its eyes back to Android. As Chrome Story reports, Google has a new search widget with ominous quick actions in the works for an upcoming Chrome release.

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Google Chrome is testing a handy sidebar for your bookmarks and reading list

Google Chrome is testing a handy sidebar for your bookmarks and reading list

Chrome has been testing a handy sidebar consisting of your bookmarks and articles you’ve added to your reading list. It's not yet available in the stable version of Google's browser, but you can manually enable it in Chrome Canary if you want to try it out.

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Google Chrome tab groups could get two nifty new features

Google Chrome tab groups could get two nifty new features

If you're a heavy user of Google Chrome, tab groups are likely a godsend for you, but the current implementation is far from comprehensive. As it turns out, Google is already working on improving the desktop experience and we can already get a glimpse of what's to come thanks to a new Canary flag.

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Chrome will make text snippet sharing much prettier in the future

Chrome will make text snippet sharing much prettier in the future

Google recently added the possibility to link to a specific text snippet from a website to Chrome, and it looks like the company wants to expand on that feature. As spotted by Chrome Story, the latest under-development version of Chrome is prepping a "Stylize highlight" sharing option that is sure modeled after Facebook and Instagram.

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