Google Chrome App Introduces 5 Exciting New Features for iOS and Android

The Google Chrome app for iOS and Android is rolling out a host of new features designed to enhance your browsing experience. These updates are either available now or will be launching later this year on the iPhone 15, Galaxy S24, and other devices.

1. Enhanced Local Search with Chrome Actions

Google is introducing additional Chrome Actions to simplify finding local places. When searching for a restaurant, you’ll see shortcut buttons in the search results for calling the restaurant, getting directions, and accessing reviews. This feature is available now for Android users and will be available to iOS users in a fall update.

2. Personalized Search Shortcuts

The Chrome app now suggests shortcuts for a more personalized browsing experience. For example, if you frequently search for concert tickets on Ticketmaster, the site will rank higher in your search results, making it easier to find what you need quickly.

3. Redesigned Address Bar for Tablets

A redesigned address bar has been added for Android tablets and iPads, aligning with Google’s Material You design language. This update takes advantage of larger displays, ensuring the website remains visible below the drop-down menu when you return to it.

4. Trending Search Suggestions on iOS

Trending search suggestions have been added to the address bar on iOS, a feature already available on Android. When you tap the address bar from the New Tab page, trends will appear below your recent searches, helping you stay updated with the latest popular topics.

5. Live Sports Cards in Discover Feed

Chrome’s Discover Feed now features live sports cards, making it easier to track your favorite teams. These cards update automatically with the latest game developments, keeping you in the loop with real-time updates.


While these new features may not be groundbreaking individually, together they significantly enhance the Chrome browsing experience. From improved local searches and personalized shortcuts to a refreshed tablet interface and live sports updates, these additions make web browsing smoother and more intuitive.

Stay tuned for more updates and tips on how to make the most out of your Google Chrome app.