Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world, and this week Google is rolling out some new features for all those Chrome users to try out.
There are quite a few new goodies coming to Chrome, ranging from speed improvements to shortcuts to full-on new features. Here's the full list of Chrome newness announced today:
- Faster tabs: Chrome tabs will load up to 10% faster thanks to under-the-hood performance improvements like Profile Guided Optimization.
- Tab groups: You can now collapse and expand your tab groups so it's easier to see ones that you want to access.
- Touch-friendly tabs: If you use Chrome on a laptop in tablet mode, a new touchscreen interface will make your tabs larger and more practical to organize, then hide when you don't need them. This feature is coming to Chromebooks first.
- Switch to an already-open tab: On Android, if you begin typing a page title into the address bar you'll see a suggestion to switch to that tab if you already have it open.
- Tab previews: You can hover over a tab and quickly see a thumbnail preview of the page. Rolling out to Chrome Beta first.
- Fill out and save PDFs: In the coming weeks, you'll be able to fill out PDF forms and save them with your inputs directly from Chrome.
- URL sharing: Over on Android, URL sharing is getting better so you can quickly copy a link, send it to Chrome on your other devices, and send links through other apps. You can also print the page or generate a QR code to scan or download. The new QR code feature is also coming to Chrome on desktop and can be found from a new QR icon in the Chrome address bar.