It seems Google is moving closer to implementing its Material Design user interface in its Chrome browser. The redesigned Chrome is now available on the Canary branch for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. And the update enables the new ‘Material Design Browser UI’ in Chrome Canary by default across the mentioned operating systems. The new set of changes includes a refreshed Material Design address bar, tweaked tab shape and tab colors, single tab mode, tab strip coloring, pinned tabs, alert indicators, and Omnibox suggestion icons.
For those not in the know, Canary is the developmental branch of Chrome where new features are tested before they roll out widely to the public.
Note: Chrome Canary is designed for developers and early adopters — so download it at your own risk, and don’t be surprised if the program occasionally crashes.
What’s new in the update?
According to Beaufort, it’s “tab shape, single tab mode, Omnibox suggestion icons, tab strip coloring, pinned tabs, and alert indicators.” Using the new browser, it also seems faster, though there isn’t documentation that specifically addresses that.
The redesigned browser sports a new address bar, ends of the address bar are now rounded rather than the rectangular shape, colors, and new alert indicators – as seen in the image below.
Also redesign is part of Google’s Material Design push, which is a toolkit to unify User Interface across Google products.
Not just the operating system, Google also brought material design to its apps like Gmail, Google +, etc. There is something about the material design that is visually appealing to everyone. It is almost like a breath of fresh air when you see a clean and modern user-interface. The good news is that Google is finally bringing the material design language to Google Chrome on all platforms.
You can download the newest version of Chrome Canary for Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and macOS right here.
There is currently no information available regarding the rollout of Chrome’s redesigned UI to mainstream users, but the release of a Chrome Canary version means that everyday Chrome users could receive the overhauled UI in the near future. Also Read