Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Adjustment
Google announced some tweaks to Chrome’s beta channel today. The biggest change is to the omnibox, Google’s web address box, which doubles as a web search box.
Google has made an adjustment to how recency plays into the search suggestions that appear when the user types into the omnibox. This applies to those using Chrome beta on Windows, Mac or Linux, and it starts today. Google says the changes mean you’ll get “more contextually relevant suggestions at the right time.”
Google is also launching an update for Chrome beta on Android phones and tablets designed to improve web navigation and interaction.
“You may notice pages loading faster, and the latest implementation of WebRTC technology allows you to chat face-to-face through your browser without installing any plugins,” says Google software engineer Mark Pearson. “Try it out by starting a conversation with a friend.”
Also included in the main Chrome beta update are a number of of new apps/extension APIs and “lots” of under-the-hood changes for stability and performance. You can see the full list of changes here.