Chrome for Android has an update on the way. The new update is said to add "support for some multi-window devices," which sounds like a method to fully support devices with multi-window features — like the Note 3 and Galaxy S5 — without a second "helper" application involved. We've reached out to Google for full clarification. Other improvements include full screen video playback with HTML5 controls and subtitles, and an "undo" function for closed tabs. Of course bug fixes and stability improvements are part of every update.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Undo Tab Close.
  • Fullscreen video with subtitles and HTML5 controls.
  • Support for some multi-window devices.
  • Support for casting some videos with Chromecast.
  • Other bug fixes.

Look for your update soon, as Google says the new version starts rolling out in the next few hours.

Source: Google


Reader comments

Chrome for Android updated with support for multi-windows, full screen video, and undo function for closed tabs


I really hope that means TRUE multi-window support is now possible. I've been able to use it on my Note 3 and Note 10.1 but not with multiple instances. I can open two different stock browser windows, but only one Chrome on either side of the screen.

Ah, that's clever! Do both versions sync tabs? That's mainly why I use Chrome rather than the stock browser (save for a few pages that, for some reason, won't work on Chrome).

Yeah, Firefox runs a little more smoothly on my Nexus 5 as well. I still use Chrome, though, because tab and browsing history sync is just too valuable to me.

Still waiting on g+ update but I'll bolo chrome. Updates are evolution in the palm of your hand ✋

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Doubt it... normally "improvement in speed/performance" is listed as a part of an update almost every time... and it's not even mentioned here.

I just want to have the option to ALWAYS SHOW the tabs and URL bar. It's like being forced into viewing stuff on your desktop under full screen mode (F11). Give me the option so I can leave that stuff up there on my tablet.

Thank you for that tip! What use to be as simple as swipe across the screen got hidden in some "see if they can figure this out" move.


Don't see any difference in chrome or Gmail for that matter.?? Both updated on the 20th.

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How do I use the multi screen? I wanna see a demonstration on how to do this things

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