Google Chrome updated with a controversial Safari-like feature


When Apple introduced iOS 15, one of the changes they made was to move the address bar in Safari to the bottom of the app instead of leaving it at the top. Initially there was a lot of backlash as it was an unfamiliar design that users had to get accustomed to, but if you’ve gotten used to it and actually prefer it, you’re in luck.

This is because if Safari is not your browser of choice, Google has issued a new update for Chrome on iOS where it gives users the option of moving the address bar to the bottom of the screen similar to Safari. This means that you get to enjoy all the perks and features of Chrome with a UI that’s similar to Safari.

According to Google, it seems that many iOS users actually love having the address bar at the bottom because apparently it has been a “highly requested feature”. In a way it makes sense because as our phones get larger, being able to reach the top of your screen one-handed can be difficult for those with smaller or average-sized hands.

Having the URL at the bottom makes it easier for users to use the app, and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to switch as you will still have the option of keeping things the way they are. On a personal note, I’ve gotten used to the URL at the bottom and it’s actually a lot more comfortable to use. We’re not sure if Google will eventually bring the feature to Android users so we’ll have to wait and see.

Source: 9to5Google

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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