Google has rolled out new updates to Chrome for Android tablets that include a handful of tablet-friendly features, such as; a side-by-side view for improved navigation and the ability to drag and drop information out of Chrome. Lola Adams, product manager for Chrome, said in a statement, “No matter if you prefer using a mouse, a stylus, or your finger, the Chrome on Android experience should be as intuitive and familiar on tablets as on your computer or phone. We’re constantly exploring new ways to make it easier and more enjoyable to use Chrome on your Android tablet — whether it’s easier navigation with the visual tab grid, switching to desktop mode, or finding the tab quickly.”
Features Added to Chrome for Android Tablets
- The side-by-side view will help users to switch between tabs by swiping across the address bar. This will be a handy feature when the user cannot read the tab names, such as split-screen.
- The drag-and-drop feature will allow users to move links, images, and text from Chrome to apps such as Gmail and Photos
- The refined Chrome for Android tablets also adds a grid layout for tabs to make it easier for users to switch between them
- The new update also allows users to see large-sized previews of currently open tabs while swiping up from the bottom of the screen
Tab Groups Feature to Arrive Soon
The company has said that its tab groups feature launched in 2020 for desktops will soon arrive on Android tablets. The feature will allow the users to organize, label, and even color-code the tabs for easy access. The user can activate the feature by right-clicking on an existing tab and choosing “Add tab to group.” option; the user can then select an existing group to move the tab to or create a new one, which he can also name and label.