Google Chrome for iOS has received a major update, adding integration with other Google apps, along with other enhancements, including data use management and improved voice search.
Chrome for iOS now lets users open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+, and Google Drive in those apps, rather than the browser. Turn this feature on by going to Settings > Google Apps, then flipping the switches of your preferred apps to On. If you don't have the app installed, you can do so right from Chrome by hitting the Install button.
Google is also rolling out a new feature in Chrome designed to reduce the amount of data being used per page while speeding up page load times. When it becomes available, a new section will appear in Settings called Bandwidth Management. From there, users will be able to turn this feature on and off. No specific time frame was given for the rollout.
There are a number of other enhancements and improvements with this update as well. Chrome's Text-to-speech feature now supports all variations of English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Korean. Toolbar controls are now always available when using voice search as well. The iPad now has the same fullscreen mode as the iPhone, where the toolbar disappears when scrolling through the page, reappearing when you scroll back up. Finally, users can now access their browser history from settings.
The update is available now, so go and get it.
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