Chrome Beta Community Report 📲 Huawei P8, Android 6.0

Google released a new Chrome Beta update bumping the version number to 69.0.3497.41. It adds a new feature, which shows a button to fill in a text box with your credentials. There is a key icon shown above the keyboard when you type. The settings also got a revamp. Now, the font is smaller and there are no dividers to be seen.

As some of you already know, Material Design 2 is the successor to the original Material Design - a design language introduced by Google in 2014 in parallel with the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop. The 2nd iteration is still in the works, but you can test and see how it looks on Chrome Beta right now. To achieve that, you will need to enable close to a dozen flags, but we promise - it is worth the effort. You can open this article on your Android device and long click on the hyperlinks with # signs to copy the direct flag addresses and enable them directly, without the need to search for every single one of them. Here are the flags needed and a brief info about what each of them does:

Enable new contacts picker

chrome://flags/#enable-new-contacts-picker

Enable new Photopicker

chrome://flags/#enable-new-photo-picker

Chrome Duet

Enables Chrome Duet, split toolbar Chrome Home...

chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-duet

Chrome Modern Design

Enable modern design for Chrome. Chrome must be restarted twice for this flag to take effect.

chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-modern-design

Chrome Modern Alternate Card Layout

Enable the alternate card layout for Chrome Modern Design.

chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-modern-alternate-card-layout

Chrome Modern Full-Roll

Enable modern full-roll animation for Chrome.

chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-modern-full-roll

Force Enable Home Page Button

Displays a home button if enabled.

chrome://flags/#force-enable-home-page-button

Enable NTP Button

Displays a New Tab Page button in the toolbar if enabled.

chrome://flags/#enable-ntp-button

Material Design Incognito NTP

If enabled, the Incognito New Tab page uses the new material design with a better readable text.

chrome://flags/#enable-md-incognito-ntp

Make New Tab Page Snippets more visible.

If enabled, the NTP snippets will become more discoverable with a larger portion of the first card above the fold.

chrome://flags/#enable-ntp-snippets-increased-visibility

Modern NTP layout

Show a modern layout on the New Tab Page.

chrome://flags/#ntp-modern-layout

Simplified NTP

Show a simplified New Tab Page.

chrome://flags/#simplified-ntp

Google G in New Tab Page omnibox

Show a Google G in the omnibox on the New Tab Page.

chrome://flags/#ntp-google-g-in-omnibox

Enable custom context menu

Enables a new context menu when a link, image, or video is pressed within Chrome.

chrome://flags/#enable-custom-context-menu

Enable download home v2

Enables the new UI for download home.

chrome://flags/#download-home-v2

New Media Controls

Enables the new style native media controls.

chrome://flags/#enable-modern-media-controls

Enable horizontal tab switcher

chrome://flags/#enable-horizontal-tab-switcher

Use all upcoming UI features

chrome://flags/#upcoming-ui-features

Feel free to try and customize these to your liking and don't forget to share this article on your social media.

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