Google Chrome for Android has a snazzy new tackle bar inside the works

It’s nonetheless not a backside bar interface, although

Google Chrome for Android has a redesigned tackle bar and options interface inside the works. the mannequin new design will principally solely be seen if you faucet the tackle bar, making the options for it look extra per how the Google Search app and the Pixel Launcher search seems to be like on the Pixel 6 and 6 professional. It’s seemingly that the redesign will roll out with or after the discharge of Chrome 108, which is presently inside the Canary development stage, the place it presents the very best glimpse on the mannequin new design.


The redesign has been noticed by 9to5Google. On Chrome Canary, it might presumably be enabled by way of the chrome://flags/#omnibox-modernize-seen-replace flag that aptly describes what the experiment is all about: “When enabled, Omnibox will current a mannequin new UI which is visually up thus far.” Omnibox right here is the identify Google makes use of to clarify its combines tackle and search bar. whereas the flag might even be out there on the current safe launch of Chrome, one zero five, it doesn’t change something simply but right here.

When enabled in Canary, you gained’t see a lot of a distinction if you go to an internet website or if you simply have a look on the tackle bar. The seen change presently solely impacts the visual display unit that reveals up if you faucet the tackle bar. right here, search and URL options now stay in a area with rounded corners, with every suggestion highlighted in a small card of its personal. The look resembles that of the Pixel launcher search or the Google Search app, so it goes a very good means in making Android really feel extra fixed throughout default apps.

curiously enough, the flag description additionally mentions that “this flag is for step 1 inside the Clank Omnibox revamp plan,” suggesting that Google is engaged on a a lot greater refresh of the omnibox. No further particulars have been shared on this, although.

We hope that inside the tactic of the redesign, Google will transfer the tackle bar to the underside of the visual display unit as quickly as extra, desire it did with its Chrome Duet experiments a whereas again. With telephones turning into more and more greater and introducing novel foldable type elements, reachability on the greater of the visual display unit simply isn’t a given. completely different browsers, like Firefox or brave, have already embraced this design precept, and Apple has started enabling a backside-centered interface for Safari on iOS by default.