New Google Chrome 72 Update, Lots Of New Features

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The latest update for the popular search browser, Chrome 72 recently rolled out. The new update packs a ton of new features, bug fixes, and some security updates. Some of the features are aimed towards making the OS more “material friendly”, focusing on Google’s preferred theme. Read on to find other improvements within the update.

PiP And App Shortcuts

The new Chrome 72 update brings extra storage access for Android apps, which includes options for microSD cards and USB drives. The update also introduces Picture in Picture (PiP) for Chrome supported websites. As per Google’s blog post, they optimized Chrome 72 for tablet mode and touchscreen devices. Apart from this, Google also added app shortcuts for searchable applications in the launcher. Now you can find the app shortcut you want by just holding the app icon for some seconds. You can also right click on it to reveal the same options.

Google Assistant And ChromeVox Gestures

It seems that Google has finished testing the latest features of the Pixel Slate because they have brought Google Assistant and Android 9 Pie to even more Chromebooks. The new update also has a page dedicated to touch-screen gestures. It also explains how to use these gestures in Chrome’s built-in screen reader, ChromeVox. Google has added a setting in the ChromeVox options page that would read anything that’s placed under the mouse cursor.

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Also, Chrome 72 will now show the files that you’ve saved via Backup and Sync under My Drive/Computers section. What do you think about the new update? Let us know in the comment section. 



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