Chrome Beta for Android updated with a quite handy pull-down-to-refresh feature

Chrome Beta for Android updated with a quite handy pull-down-to-refresh feature
Chrome Beta, the virtual playground for new features that eventually hit Chrome for Android, has just been updated to version 41 and one of the more notable new features that arrived is a pretty handy one. 

Similar to a slew of app, most notably Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc, Google's mobile browser now comes with a pull-to-refresh feature.

Up until now, the refresh button was hidden in the flow menu, which was somewhat hurting user experience, but thankfully, the new approach is much more intuitive and handy. 

Similar to the apps that we already mentioned above, going to the very top of the page and pulling down once again will reload the website you're currently browsing. No more reaching up to that three-dot menu in search for that vital refresh button!

If your Chrome Beta has not been updated yet, you can either wait for the most recent version to hit your Android machine or navigate to the source link and sideload it, you know, the manual way.

source: APKMirror via Gizmodo



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Its handy if at top of screen, otherwise browser refresh button is quicker. Its a good option though I feel.

2. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

If you are sleepy and can't target the button or you are lazy, it's better. PHONERENA has to change the most annoying horizontal bar that drops after the middle-page, the one with the logo, search and tabs at least in smartphones. It takes 1/4-1/3 of the screen, mostly in low pxl density ones. Have mercy on us, would you?

9. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Or a mobile version of their website because it's freakin' "PHONE"ARENA!

3. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

I want a reader feature (Which removes the nonsense = ads) in chrome.

5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

No adblock extensions for the heavy Chrome?

7. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I ditched Chrome since they made obvious the three sixes on their sign

11. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Try safari

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use Safari on Mac. Been slower these two months, no idea why? Keep falling back to VMware Windows IE11.

14. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Why would you run ie inside a virtual machine when you could use Firefox or chrome on Mac ?

4. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

1. tap-to-top 2. swipe left and right in the browser to go back and forward 3. one-hand-mode thank you google for implementing this. for now, I love my iPhone.

6. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

UC browser

8. Somebody995

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I absolutely CAN'T STAND pull-down-to-refresh. Problem with it is that it is too easy to "accidentally" pull it down, like when you get to the top of the screen and pull down a bit more to make sure you're at the top... I DO NOT want to refresh it there.

10. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Hopefully this feature will make it's way into Chrome, because it's one of the main reasons why I haven't updated the app on my phone because it removes the refresh button from the search bar, and you have to go to menu before you can refresh a page.

12. Arkenstone

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

You could just press and hold on the menu button to refresh

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