Here's how to enable a bottom navigation bar in your Chrome browser (Android tutorial)

It's no news that phones have been growing in size for a few years now, but they are now growing taller too, making one-hand usage a living hell.

Thankfully, whenever hardware obstructs ease of use, software gets in the way and provides users with ways of making things easier. Google's own Chrome, which is easily one of the most popular browsers around, has a bevy of features that aim to make your experience better, and one of these is none other than the experimental bottom-positioned navigation bar. At least on Android, that is!

Wait... you didn't know you can do that with Chrome? Oh well, be our guest, sit around, and let us walk you through the process of enabling this useful feature.




Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Nice tip!. Thx Peter

2. iguanasteve

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

Omg this is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!

3. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

this is nice, except for the fact that the bar is not auto hidden when scrolling anyway I love the tab menu which is way easier to navigate through

5. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yeah sometimes doesn't hide for me too. Am loving it though if this is the only bug...

10. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

on second try it actually can be hidden automatically lol I guess it's just a temporary bug

14. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Amazing but why I can't tap the plus or add a tab button in the lower left corner while opening tabs? Site information pop-up instead. I have a 4.5 inch. screen.

4. cireyaj15

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

COol. Many thanks!

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Samsung introduced one handed mode in 2013, it's really not hard to use a large phone one handed.

7. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

thanks its a cool tip

9. NDKsis

Posts: 14; Member since: May 31, 2017

Awesome. One thing I loved about WindowsPhone's IE & Edge.

11. ahmadkun

Posts: 607; Member since: May 02, 2016

Wow ... thats great

12. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Should also work on any Chromium based browser, like Brave.

13. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Pretty cool. Trying it out as we speak. Thanks for the tip.

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