Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers available, and it’s also available on most mobile operating systems, including Android. But just because Google Chrome has an app doesn’t mean it should be used as your default browser, though; here are five features that show you why that may not be such a good idea… 5 Useful Chrome Features On Android
1) Take screenshots with Google Assistant
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If you want to take a screenshot on your Android phone, you don’t have to install any additional apps. In fact, all you need is your voice! Just hold down your home button and say take a screenshot. Then Google Assistant will do just that. Of course, Google Assistant isn’t exclusive to Pixel phones—anyone with an Android 6.0+ device can use it. So if you have one of those devices, give it a try today!
2) Add any page as a bookmark
Some users are fortunate enough to have devices that feature one of Google’s proprietary inputs, such as a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition system. But even those who don’t will be happy to know that you can still add a bookmark simply by tapping and holding on a page for about half a second. This will prompt an option menu, from which you can choose your desired bookmark action. It’s not quite as quick as adding with keyboard commands—but it gets close!
3) Save items from your desktop into Google Drive
This nifty little tool lets you save any item on your desktop directly into your Google Drive. To get started, first make sure to download and install Google Drive on your computer. Next, right-click on any item you want to save—documents, images, PDFs, webpages—and select Save to Google Drive from your list of options. This will open a new tab in your browser with a copy of that file already uploaded and available in Google Drive.
4) Block Annoying Sites
A new feature in Google Chrome for Android lets you block annoying sites from opening on your phone. Similar to Safari’s Block Pop-ups feature, which stops websites from automatically playing video and audio, Google Chrome for Android will let you stop sites from doing whatever it is they do that annoys you.
5) View saved passwords on your phone
Google Chrome for Android devices provides a password manager that stores your account passwords and syncs them with Google servers. This means you can view all of your account passwords on your mobile device if you’re logged into a Google account. You can access saved passwords by tapping Menu > Settings > Sign-in, Password & Forms and then tap Saved Passwords.