Google’s Chrome browser on iOS is formally getting the choice to maneuver the deal with bar from the highest of the display screen to the underside, the search large has introduced. Early indicators of the characteristic have been noticed in a beta model of the browser this yr, however as of this week, it’s getting a large launch. With out having to replace my browser, I have already got entry to the characteristic on my cellphone.
It’s an optionally available change, and judging by my very own Chrome app, the default continues to be the top-oriented deal with bar. However if you wish to transfer it right down to the underside, you are able to do so utilizing the “deal with bar” choice within the Settings menu or by long-pressing on the bar itself and tapping “transfer deal with bar to backside.”
You possibly can transfer the deal with bar with a long-press. Picture: Google
Google is formally including the choice a few years after Apple launched an analogous characteristic in its personal Safari browser in iOS 15. Whereas the change was initially controversial with some customers, I’ve grown to actually find it irresistible — and even actively dislike any cell browser that forces me to have the deal with bar on the prime of the display screen. One thing about not having to stretch my thumbs as much as the highest of the display screen simply to kind in a URL or (extra typically) a Google search time period feels much more comfy to me. Should you’ve bounced off the characteristic prior to now, I’d suggest giving it one other go for a few weeks to see if it sticks.
Though Google has beforehand experimented with letting Chrome customers transfer the deal with bar on Android, right now’s announcement solely considerations the iOS model of the browser. Fingers crossed it doesn’t keep this manner for lengthy.