If you like Chrome’s experimental features, Google’s now going to make it easier for you to enable and disable these features in your browser. You’ll also soon be able to quickly submit your feedback for any of these beta features in the browser.
How It Worked So Far
Chrome has allowed you to try out new features for a long time, but the process to enable these features wasn’t that easy. You had to head into the flags page for the browser, find the feature you wanted to enable, enable the feature, and then relaunch your browser.
That’s going to change very soon.
How You Can Enable Experimental Features Now
Very soon, you’ll be able to turn experimental features on and off right from Chrome’s main toolbar. This will make it super easy for you to quickly enable any feature of your choice in this browser.
👩🔬 We hope to gather more feedback about @googlechrome updates as they're in development. If you're using Canary today (and soon Dev and Beta) you'll notice a little beaker on the toolbar that makes it easier to try out new stuff and share suggestions about how it should evolve. pic.twitter.com/doPLzJbnRW
— Alex Ainslie (@alexainslie) March 5, 2021
A new beaker icon will appear in the toolbar letting you quickly turn a feature on and off. You’ll use the same icon to submit any feedback for these features to Google.
Versions of Chrome You Can Use This Feature In
This ability to quickly enable experimental features is currently only limited to the Canary channel of Chrome. If you’re using a stable Chrome build, you’re going to have to wait a little while before you can use this feature.
However, that wait shouldn’t be too long as the feature has already been rolled out for Chrome but in a certain channel, as mentioned above.
What This Means for Google
In two words – more feedback.
Google’s made it easier for you to try out new experimental features so you can submit more feedback. This feedback helps Google polish their products, and these polished versions are what you’ll see in the stable releases of Chrome.
Though whether you want to send the feedback or not it’s completely up to you. You choose whether to enable or disable a feature, and what items you’d like to let Google know something about.
Trying New Chrome Features Is Becoming Easier
If you’re the kind of user who likes to get their hands on a new feature as soon as possible, Chrome will now help you do that with extreme ease. For now, you can grab Chrome’s Canary build and start trying out new features with a simple toolbar option.
Soon, you will see the same option in Chrome’s stable releases.
If you use Chrome as your primary browser, there are already loads of features that you can make use of. Explore various Chrome menus to find and use these built-in features.