Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser iPhone and iPad, which brings widgets to your homepage in addition to bug fixes, the ability to edit your username and passwords from the app.
If you use Chrome on another device, such as a computer, using it on iPhone or iPad seems familiar in many ways. However, Google has been slowly updating its apps on Apple devices since the release of iOS 14 late last year, and Google Docs has only received support for split-view multitasking on the iPad in recent months.
Widgets are another example of Google, along with other companies, continuing to showcase their apps eight months after the debut of iOS 14, but now Google has brought a useful selection to the home screen that allows you to quickly search the web and more.
For either iPhone or iPad with iOS 14, press and hold the Home screen for three seconds, and when the icons wave, select the ‘Add’ icon toward the top of the screen.
The Add Widget window should have a Google Chrome section to add one of three widgets:
- Dino Game – Launches the game right inside the browser.
- Search – Perform a Google search.
- Shortcuts – Ask a new topic with your voice or QR code, or open a new tab in incognito mode.
You can drag and drop a widget to any section on the iPhone home screen or iPad widget column.
How can I use Chrome 90?
Open App Storeand check your profile picture for the Chrome update notification in the upper right corner. If so, click Update and you’ll soon be able to use the three widgets and customize your username and password from the app.