Google Chrome for Android now has a configurable toolbar shortcut

Google Chrome for Android now has a configurable toolbar shortcut

Google on Android has been following a traditional approach with the toolbar with the home button, address bar, tab switcher, and overflow menu, housing many such actions. According to 9to5Google, Google now appears to be more widely rolling out a ‘toolbar shortcut’ between the Omnibox and tab button/counter. One of three actions can appear here: New tab (plus sign), Share, or Voice search (microphone).

Given Chrome’s large user base, Google has been wary of modifying the design and structure. Changes to the Chrome web browser, on the other hand, may be in the works. Given Chrome’s large user base, Google has been wary of modifying the design and structure. However, with the addition of a configurable toolbar shortcut, such modifications may be in the works with its Chrome web browser.

Highlights

  • This addition is a small change in a large scheme, but represents a non-negligible UI addition to the Chrome layout for Android. Google should consider this button a big enough improvement for users to roll out. (Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

  • By default, the button users see is ‘Based on your usage,’ with Google providing a ‘Current recommendation.’ ‘New tab’ and ‘Share’ are already placed in the overflow menu, while the ‘Voice search’ appears on tapping the address bar. Toolbar shortcuts date back to Chrome 92 for Android in July 2021. It was introduced to some people as part of a regular A/B test. Even after version 101 went stable on Tuesday, its availability has been much higher in the last few weeks, although Google hasn’t officially announced the features yet.

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