Chrome 69 Brings Material Theme Design for Android, iOS, and Desktop Users

Google Chrome Material Design 2

Google Chrome Material Design 2

With this new update, the Chrome Android version gets updated to 69.0.3497.76 and along with it comes a more minimalistic and rounded Material design. On the desktop, the tabs have been redesigned to be more modern and consistent, to match with all the other Material Design elements of the browser.

If you follow XDA, you've probably heard that the Google Chrome web browser would be getting a Google Material Theme UI overhaul sometime this year. The new tab design, for example, makes it easier to see sites' icons. The Omnibox can now also search across all the open tabs so if you search for a website that's already open, the Omnibox will show a "Switch to tab" option.

To celebrate this major milestone, today Google is rolling out Google Chrome 69 - the latest version of the browser. On mobile, open Apple App store or Google Play Store to update the app. Also, the grey background has been replaced by the white palette. The browser has significantly changed how users experience the web and has even influenced other browsers, from tabs that don't crash the entire browser to an address bar that does nearly everything. On iOS, the toolbar was moved to the bottom which can be achieved on Android with the Chrome Duet flag.

Chrome's also adding greater control over the shortcuts available on a new tab page, and improved accuracy for autofill forms (hopefully it will stop placing the first two lines of my address in the Address 1 form). Previously, the tiles used to automatically generated based on the sites you visit.

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In the Search bar, you'll now get answers to some questions that you type out without having to open a new tab. The smart Omnibox can also show instant answers to queries like the local weather from weather.com or a translation of a foreign word. Soon, you'll be also able to search files from your Google Drive from the Omnibox.

Chrome - which has around two billion users globally - is typically updated every six weeks, but it released a special update yesterday that introduces some new features. When it's time to create a new password, Chrome will now generate one for you. While this makes it accessible from any device and whenever the user needs it, in-browser password managers come with their own set of problems.

The changes will take place across both desktop and mobile, too, meaning users can expect a consistent experience which is no mean feat given the number of platforms Chrome is now available on. Google also mentions that it is experimenting with under-the-hood changes to improve Chrome's overall performance that are covered in detail on its developer blog.

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