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Chrome 86 rolls out File System Access API, tests icons in overflow menu, and more (APK Download)

Chrome 86 rolls out File System Access API, tests icons in overflow menu, and more (APK Download)

Almost exactly one month after Chrome 86 appeared in the Beta Channel, it's now rolling out on the stable branch to all platforms (except Chrome OS, that should come next week). This update is definitely light on interface/functional changes, but there are plenty of new features lurking underneath. Let's dive right in!

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Google Chrome's overflow menu is about to get easier to navigate

Google Chrome's overflow menu is about to get easier to navigate

Google Chrome's overflow menu on Android has been rather hard to navigate for ages — it mostly consists of text-only entries, so whenever you try to find something in it without relying on muscle memory, you're forced to read through every single label. Google seems to recognize this problem, as it's experimenting with a redesigned menu in Chrome Beta that groups the entries and adds icons to each of them.

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Spotify is testing a new contextual menu style

Spotify is testing a new contextual menu style

Some Spotify users have started seeing a new style for the contextual menu that shows up when you tap the overflow button next to a song or album or playlist. The menu used to appear in the middle of the screen and offer the album art plus a list of different options along with their icons. Now, it's a black overlay on the entire screen, with a much larger album art and text font, but no icons. There is no functionality change, only a visual one.

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Facebook Beta Version 3.5 Finally Gets Rid Of The Legacy Menu Button, Doesn't Need To Do Anything Else

Facebook Beta Version 3.5 Finally Gets Rid Of The Legacy Menu Button, Doesn't Need To Do Anything Else

Facebook's made a series of slip-ups in its transition to mobile. Their previous Facebook app, with its HTML5 underpinnings, was a slow and clunky mess. Facebook Home was launched to minimal interest, and the core app itself continues to stagnate. Through all of this, there has been one minor, but essential, change Facebook could implement to improve the experience for a sizable number of users. As of today, an update to the Facebook beta has finally done away with that unforgivable blemish - the legacy menu button is apparently no more! Just look at how much screen real estate is freed up when those space-hogging three dots are removed from the bottom of the Facebook app running on an HTC One.

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