Google is celebrating the decadal anniversary of the Chrome OS. In a short span, Chromebooks have become one of the prominent devices in the field of education and business. To express gratitude, the company is releasing new features to the Chrome OS including a fresh appearance. Here are the key new features that you will find in the new update of the Chrome OS.
1) Phone Hub
The Phone Hub feature enables users to control their connected phones using their Chromebooks. As soon as you click the phone icon located near the status information, it will give you details regarding the network signal, ring mode, Hotspot, battery level, and Quick Settings. You will also see the last two tabs opened in Chrome on your smartphone. This feature will also allow you to reply to messages using your smartphone.
2) Screen Capture
The new Screen Capture feature will enable users to record their screen without installing any third-party application. This feature will be available in the Quick Settings menu. The videos of the screen capture will be accessed from the Chrome OS Shelf.
3) Wi-Fi Sync
The Wi-Fi sync feature will save you from entering passwords individually on all devices with the same Google account. If any of your Chrome OS device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, your Chromebook will not ask for a password. By using Wi-Fi Sync, your device will automatically get connected to the network. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Connected devices.
4) Media Controls
The new media controls will enhance your productivity and listening experience. Now, you can find media controls in Quick Settings. You don’t need to open the music application to control the volume or change the track. You can control the playback right from the Quick Settings.
5) Redesigned Icons
With the new update, you will get a new appearance of the icons. The icons in the app launcher now have circular shapes with a white background. You will also get new icons for the calculator and canvas apps.
6) Enhanced Clipboard
The clipboard of the Chrome OS will now display the recent five things you copied. The Tote will show the copied items, screenshots, and recent downloads.
7) Quick Answers
Quick Answers is a new utility feature that defines the word you right-click on. It will also provide a translation of the word. If you highlight a number, it will suggest the unit conversion.
8) Nearby Share
The Nearby Share feature will enable you to share media files and applications to (and from) Chromebooks and Android devices located in the same proximity.
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