Google is still bringing its Chrome browser up to speed in 2018. Google has rolled out elements of its latest Material Design update for several months, but some have been hidden behind the setting flags that users need to manually customize to enable. This was the case again this week with the release of Chrome 68, which includes several design changes that are worth checking out on desktop and iOS devices.
While desktop changes are relatively small (read more about these here), I edit iOS is sweeping to its extent. As The Verge points out, Google has moved the navigation controls to the bottom of the app, revised the new category page, and added a new search button to make it easier to access the address bar. [1
Chrome Desktop users:
- Enter chrome: // flags / # top-chrome-md in the address bar and press enter
- In the box next to UI Layout for the browser top krom select Update
- Restart Chrome for the changes to take effect
Chrome iOS users:
- Type chrome: // flag / top-chrome-md in the address bar and press Go
- Scroll down to UI Refresh Phase 1 and select Enabled from the
- drop-down menu. Load the Chrome app for to see the updated design
We still do not know when these changes will appear in the stable Chrome creation without having to jump through h oops, but the redesign will certainly work well together. There is also no word when Android users will be able to test the changes because they are not yet included in the latest version of Chrome on Android.