Google Chrome is one of favorite browser which comes preinstalled in any Android phone. If you do not have one, then you can download chrome for mobile from Android Play Store.
Chrome for Android is a vast browser with lots of features and settings along with the customization for every user. It’s not possible to cover everything that Chrome has in-built. However, I will try to catch the most and also wrote a series of articles that will cover all the features.
Hence, in this article, I have shared a brief overview of Chrome for Android and also the options and settings that are available for all.
Let get started to know about Chrome Android —
Top Sites Icons
There are basically the short icon links that are visible immediately when you open the Chrome on Android. These icons are the links to the website or webpage that you have frequently visited on the Chrome browser.
We can customize these top site link icons by touch-hold to get the options to remove. Quick link Icons are a very basic and useful feature available in Chrome for Android.
Articles for You
Very next to quick link icons is the list of Articles for You. These are basically the content suggestion based on your interaction with Google and Chrome browser.
The suggested articles are purely based on your area of interest that Google AI has learned over the period of time. You may also receive the regional and local news as the suggestion in Articles for You.
If you aren’t interested, then you may also hide the suggestion by tapping on the Hide link. But, we may not be able to completely disable it.
This is a typical search bar that is default set to Google.com search engine. The search bar automatically suggests the queries and even save the search history in Google.
You can also type the website URL directly into the search bar to open the website instead of using a search engine.
Google Chrome also provides the option to customize and change the default search engine to anything else than Google.
The home icon on the top will help you quickly navigate back to the home screen.
You can customize and set the home icon to any desired website URL apart from the default newtab page.
Profile Icon for Personalization
The Profile icon will take you to the Google account page within Chrome where you can personalize the Chrome according to your needs. You can customize the options like sync chrome data, autocomplete address, payment methods, search queries, and URL, safe browsing, etc.
The profile icon also helps to control the data that is being sent to Google. If you do not want your search history and page URL to store in Google, you can quickly opt-out from the same.
The tab icon helps to switch and to control the number of open tabs in Chrome. You can also open a new tab or new incognito tab using the tab icon.
You can also close all the open running tabs at once using the Tab menu option and selecting the Close All Tabs.
More Options Icon
Next, the 3 dots more options that we will frequently use. A lot of the options and settings are hidden under this more options icon that we will be using.
The options available under this icon may get changed based on whether a website is loaded or not. You can perform actions like bookmarking a site, open new and incognito tabs, navigate forward and backward within the session and tonnes of other simple yet useful tasks.
Under the option, you will have the Settings menu that basically has all the Chrome browser settings. These settings help in customizing the Chrome browser look and feel as well as usage.
The About Chrome is the last option available in the Settings menu that helps in understanding what version of Chrome you’re currently running on.
You can see the information like version number, build number, OS, and legal information about the Chrome browser. If you’re outdate, then you can update Google chrome easily from Android PlayStore.
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The Bottom line on Chrome for Android
Chrome for Android is rich in features and does not compromise to give the best experience while browsing any website. There is plenty of other browsers evolving every day, with prominent players like Microsoft Edge for Android, Firefox for Android, etc.
However, Google Chrome is still the #1 choice for Android as well as desktop users lately.
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