5 Google Chrome tips and tricks that will make your life easier

Google Chrome has been the undisputed king of the browser market for quite some time, with most users resorting to it for their web browsing needs. If you are using Google Chrome on your desktop computer, you might not know about these features which will be really helpful in the end.

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Google Chrome Search Journeys

Journeys, a new Google Chrome feature, lets you jump back into your previous research and find out what’s coming up next. It works by automatically organizing and evaluating all the searches you’ve done on a specific topic. To start using Journeys, all you have to do is type in the topic you want to research further and click the Continue Your Journey button.

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Stop worrying about closing all your tabs

You must surely know about the anxiety that comes from the possibility of accidentally closing a chrome window when many important tabs are open. Well, you don’t need to worry about that. You can customize Chrome to automatically reopen any tabs you had open when you closed the window. Here’s how you can do it.

Click the three dots menu in the top right corner of the browser
Click Settings
Click on the “On startup” option.
Select the option to “pick up where you left off”.

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Use Google Lens to learn more about an image

If you see a picture of an interesting looking building on a website and you want to know where it is, you can use Google Lens to search the web for information about that picture. This feature can be used to identify items to buy, identify animals and plants, search for the source of an image, and more. All you have to do is right-click on an image and click on the “Search image with Google Lens” option. The search results will appear in a new pane on the right side of your browser.

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Send links to yourself or others

Imagine using Chrome on your desktop to read a long article on indianexpress.com in the morning, but now it’s time for you to take the subway to work. You can use Chrome to share the link with your Android mobile phone or other devices. You can also use the Share Link feature to send links to yourself and others. On the right side of the address bar you will see a share icon. Click on it for options to share the link you are currently browsing.

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Create site links

Most people have a favorite website or link that they want to go to every time they open Google Chrome. You can customize Chrome’s New Tab page to show this option when you open a new tab or launch the browser. All you have to do is open a new tab and click Customize on the bottom right. Here you can choose to have the page show a list of shortcuts you’ve curated. After enabling the option, click “Add Shortcut” on the new tab to add your favorite websites and links.



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