Chrome for Android gets update to support gestures

Chrome for Android gets update to support gestures
An update to Chrome for Android adds some gesture support to the browser. Swipe horizontally across the toolbar on top to switch tabs, while swiping downward from the toolbar gets you into tab switcher mode. Without lifting a finger, you can drag down from the menu and select from it.

The update is coming and will soon be available for those who already have the Chrome browser loaded on their Android handset. As usual with these updates they do not reach all phones in one fell swoop, so you might need to be patient. A quick look shows that the new features have yet to hit the version of the app listed on the Google Play Store.

source: GoogleChrome via AndroidGuys



1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Nice! I wish there was some clever gestures for the android navigation bar though. I hate having it always there, eating up my screen space.

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is news? I've had this update for a while, news sites are just reporting it now?

3. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

stil no available update in my phone..

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

do the one thing _ Wait...................

4. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Likely a copy of safari in iOS 7

5. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

that profile pic is badass Danishs... and yes sounds similar to safari gestures in ios7

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

ICS stock browser had gestures pal.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dude u just got, yes u just got it.

12. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL.. android stock browsers/ICS browser already had gesture support since 2011... I have been using gesture on my Galaxy S2 since 2011. The only argument iFans can give is "Copy"(Although they know how much Apple copied from Android-live wallpapers, control center, notification panel, quick toggles etc).

7. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

they are saying it has in ios7 coz its new for ios... lol

13. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

iFans are ignorant by choice...Juz like Apple is ignorant about any other technology... Eg-- When u ask Siri "Which is the best phone?" the reply is "Wait, there are other phones!!!" ... So dumb & ignorant....

10. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Still no update on my Phone. Hmmmm..

11. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I think it's a step backwards. It was in Chrome beta and I went back to regular chrome. I will never use this new version. It was horrible to take tab switching from swiping left and right anywhere along screen and move it only to the top. I use large phones currently lg optimus g pro. So, by moving tab switching only to the top I must now move a hand off the phone and uncomfortably stretch thumb all the way to the top. It is ridiculous.

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