Chrome for Android Adds New Alternate Google Search Bar; Here’s How to Enable It

Google has recently updated Chrome for Android with a tonne of intriguing new features. The Mountain View behemoth recently added a new integrated screenshot to its mobile browser. The business is now testing a new feature that will make it simple for customers to switch between Google search results in Chrome for Android.

The Chrome extension’s Continuous Search Navigation function, which displays extra search results based on your current search, essentially inserts a dedicated bar beneath the URL bar. Instead of returning to the search engine, you can switch between Google searches with a single swipe.

Additionally, as9to5Googlenotes, Chrome for Android v91.0.4472.120 presently supports this capability. However, it is concealed by an experimental Chrome setting that users must actively enable.

How to Enable Continuous Search Navigation in Chrome

So, adhere to the instructions below if you want to test out the new feature. However, before continuing, confirm that Chrome is currently installed on your Android device. Now that that is out of the way, how about we go on to the steps?

  • Open the Google Chrome browser on your Android device.
  • Type chrome://flags (without the quotes) in the address bar.
  • Use the search bar at the top to find the Continuous Search Navigation flag.
  • Then, enable the Chrome flag and restart the browser. And voila! The feature is now active on your device.

Once enabled, Chrome will display a new search bar below the address bar. From your current search results page, other websites will be displayed in this side-scrollable bar. A different search result will appear by tapping any of the search results. By tapping the x button, you may also hide the specialised search results bar. Check out this function in action:

Now, it’s important to note that only Chrome for Android offers the secondary search bar. Therefore, the feature will not be available to iOS users just yet.

Additionally, 9to5Google notes that Google has gradually begun to make the feature available to everyone so they can use it without having to manually turn it on. Given that you use the most recent Chrome version, it is therefore probable that the feature is already activated on your device. So feel free to give it a try and then let us know what you think of this feature in the comments section.