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This article was published on October 1, 2013

Google rolls out Chrome 30 with easier searching by image and new touch-based gestures on Android

Google rolls out Chrome 30 with easier searching by image and new touch-based gestures on Android Image by: AFP
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Google will be pushing out a new version of its Chrome for Android and desktop app over the next few days, which adds a new search by image option and a number of extra touch-based gestures to help smartphone and tablet users navigate the Web.

As detailed during the beta release, users will now be able to swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch between open tabs, or drag down to enter the tab switcher view.

The latter sounds particularly useful, as it gives Android users the ability to review all of their active tabs simultaneously and quickly jump to whatever webpage they need next.

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The update will also give Chrome users the ability to drag down from the menu to open it, before scanning down and selecting the relevant option without lifting their finger from the screen.

In addition, Google is also rolling out the ability to search for an image within the desktop version of Chrome just by right-clicking or long-pressing.

Google says the new versions of Chrome will be available “starting this week”, so don’t worry if it isn’t there just yet. It’s coming.

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Image Credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages

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