Here’s How to Experience Chrome’s Major Redesign in Stable Version

July 16, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After the successful roll out of the redesigned Gmail, Google is yet again up with a major redesign, and this time, it’s for Google Chrome. The web browser has been going through interface experiments for quite some time, and it now appears that Google is setting the stage for an official roll out.

The Canary version of Chrome has now got the new material design elements turned on by default, and you won’t have to manually hit for it under the flags. That signals an imminent roll out of the same for the stable version too. But if you are among the impatient ones, you can actually experience a few of the new designs in the stable version right now too.

Chrome users can avail some of the new redesigns through the flags experimental features options that is available inside Chrome. Users can head to the settings by entering ‘chrome://flags’, which will present you with a host of experimental features that can be turned on.

Scroll for the option ‘UI Layout for the browser’s top chrome’, and set it to Refresh, following which you will be prompted to relaunch the browser. Once relaunched, you could notice the minor tweaks on the top. The address bar features a round-edged box, while user profile icon gets shifted to the side of the address bar. Additional changes can also be noticed including uniform colouring and improved material design aesthetics. But unfortunately, you might miss on out several other features available with the Canary browser like rounded tab seperator, address bar highlighting, etc.

Users can also enable the ‘Material Design in the rest of the browser’s native UI’ option to carry forward the material design aesthetics to a few other areas like pop-up, notification requests etc. Additionally users can also enable Material design for extensions and bookmarks pages to improve the designs of the respective pages.

You should keep in mind that the features are still available as experimental ones inside the stable version of Chrome.

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