Chrome users rejoice. You no longer need to feel bad about having an exuberant amount of tabs open at once.
Last month Google announced it was working on new tools that would allow users to finely organise opened pages on desktop and smartphones.
The Mountain View firm showed it was working on a new system that would display the page name and URL if a user hovered their cursor over a tab.
The functionality was said to be leveraged from a new button within Chrome’s toolbar. The tab preview strip was shown to be quite large, showcasing detailed previews of every page open.
The new feature’s appearance in Chrome Canary means it may not be far off a full release. However, it’s worth noting Google has not announced precisely when all users will be able to take advantage of the new tool.
Elsewhere, Chrome on Android is finally getting a tab grid layout that’s already available on iOS. This essentially means different pages can be put into folders, making page management much more intuitive.
Tabs-aside, Google has also announced a number of other new additions for Chrome, also coming before the year is up, that will make browsing even better.
Firstly, users are now able to send web pages to different devices more easily. Now, if you have a phone, tablet or PC with Chrome sync enabled, web pages can now quickly be accessed using Chrome’s share sheet.
Additionally, Google also said it’s improving Chrome’s address bar to ensure users get search results faster than ever before.
Now, when you start typing in a query, the browser will immediately start scanning for results and display an answer within the search bar, before you’ve even had time to press enter.