Your Google Chrome is set to change forever! Benefits in Discover, RSS; check now
Google Chrome’s new tab page is receiving a design update and it will look completely different from what it used to be to increase the visibility of Discover and RSS. Check out the benefits below.
It looks like Google Chrome will be bringing some big design changes to its Android browser soon. Google is usually hesitant to make any major changes to its Chrome browser to avoid glitches caused by its large user base, but it looks like it will change after a long time. If the reports are to be believed, the new Google Chrome tab page can be changed completely. It’s not yet known when this update will be released to the wider public, but over the weekend this new design was rolled out to a wide range of users. This new design change will make the Android browser more dynamic and add more vertical space for Google Discover and RSS feeds. What is this new design change? Read to find out.
The first day report by 9to5Google, Google Chrome for Android has been set up to remove the recently visited static websites bar for a more dynamic view by adding a carousel. This will change the current grid pattern contained in two rows, to a single row that can be swiped left and right. It will also add more site information than before.
Google Chrome gets a design update
Previously, Google Chrome’s new pages tab on Android devices contained the Google logo, the address bar for search and URL entry, and shortcuts for recently visited web pages. These sites are arranged in a 4 x 2 grid and show a total of 8 web pages. This design pattern has been around for years without any significant updates. It is understood that Google restricts changes because design changes take longer for people to feel comfortable and with the large user base it has, there is a risk of negative feedback.
However, with this Google Chrome update, the 4 x 2 grid for recently visited sites will now be replaced with a single-row carousel that can be swiped. The total number of shortcuts displayed on the website has also been increased to 12 that will be placed in the carousel. Users will be able to view 4-5 pages in one go, instead of all 8 pages at once. The rest can be accessed by swiping the list to the right or left.
This change is believed to have been brought in to provide more vertical space for Discover and RSS feeds. It is uncertain when Google will roll out this feature to more users.