Google is testing the "Follow site" feature, which is a basic RSS reader, in Chrome on desktop since the beginning of August. It places boxes with article headlines on the new tab page, so you can see site updates at a glance. Here's how to enable it.
Category: Google Chrome
Google makes Chrome save more battery power
Quick Intensive Throttling after loading is a new experimental feature has landed in Dev and Canary builds of Chrome. It makes the browser to free up tab resources and suspend scripts faster than in the current stable version. This significantly improves the battery life of laptops and other portable devices.
Chrome 103 loads websites faster thanks to new prerendering feature
Google Chrome 103 stable is out with significant changes to the page loading speed. It has been greatly improved thanks to the new prerendering technology.
The built-in screenshot tool in Chrome now has a full-fledged editor
Since January 2022, Google is testing an experimental screenshot tool in its Chrome browser. The tool allows capturing a user-defined area of the open website in the current tab. Now, Chrome allows editing and annotating the capture.
Microsoft Edge now allows you to reorder tabs using keyboard
Recently, Google added an improvement to its Chrome browser that finally allows the user to re-arrange tabs using keyboard only. This option has been available for Linux and macOS users for several years. Microsoft now follows the suit, so Edge allows you to reorder the tabs using the keyboard shortcuts.
Chrome 101 is out with ‘FLEDGE’ ad profiling
Google has terminated its controversial FLoC implementation that used to tract users' preferences. Today's release of Chrome 101.0.4951.41 is notable for including another technology, FLEDGE.
Chrome now allows you to reorder tabs with keyboard shortcuts
Linux users are able to change the order of tabs in Google Chrome for several years. Recently, Chrome devs added the same capability to the macOS version of the browser. But on Windows this option was totally missing. You could switch between tabs in Chrome for Windows using the keyboard, but couldn't reorder them. This has finally changed, and the change is already live in Chrome Canary.
Chrome may soon allow you add comments to websites
It look like that Google wants to implement the ability to add comments for web pages you visit in the Chrome browser. A similar option already exists in the built-in PDF reader of the Edge browser. But the Search giant is adding it to websites.
New Side Search feature in Google Chrome makes searching more convenient
Google is testing a pretty unique addition to the Chrome browser called 'Side Search'. The first thing you probably think of is the Bing search sidebar in Microsoft Edge, but they have nothing in common. The Side Search in Chrome allows you to return to your most recent search by opening it in a panel.
Chrome will soon let you add notes to passwords
For an average user, built-in password managers in modern browsers are more than enough to keep logins safe. Google, Microsoft, and other developers constantly improve their password managers with new capabilities, such as breach checks, cross-device sync, etc. Google recently allowed adding passwords to Chrome manually, and the company will soon let you add more information to passwords stored in Chrome.