Chrome new feature experimental cards help you resume recent tasks


Google Chrome might just save you from hitting your browser’s “back” button (or sifting through your history) more than you had like. The company is rolling out a Chrome beta new feature that adds New Tab Page cards for resuming recent tasks. You can quickly jump back to your shopping cart, a recipe, or a Google Doc you were previously working on. You will have to switch this on by enabling the #ntp-modules flag, but it could be helpful if you had rather not backtrack through your page visits just to pick up where you left off.

Another new addition will help you avoid a back-and-forth when digging through your search results. An experimental feature adds a row below Google Chrome’s address bar on Android to display the rest of your search results. If one link was not what you were looking for, you will not have to tap “back” to check out the rest. You can try the row by enabling the #continuous-search flag.

The Android beta will help you share pithy sayings, too. Enable the #webnotes-stylize flag and Google Chrome will create stylized images from quotes. You just have to share highlighted text and tap “create a card” to choose a template.

It’s not certain if or when these new features will be active by default in Chrome. Do not be surprised if Google changes or even cuts them based on users’ feedback. With that said, they appear to be helpful enough that it might just be a matter of time before they reach more Chrome users. 

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