There are many fantastic features in the Google Chrome browser, but many of them are not by default. If you know where to look, Chrome “flags” can activate experimental and beta functionality. The process is very simple.
Frequently, Google will release features that aren’t quite ready for prime time behind flags. These features can surface in stable releases from time to time, but they can also vanish overnight. Utilizing experimental and beta features has that inherent risk.
For many platforms, there are other flags available. For instance, Chrome on Android, Chrome on Windows, etc., each has specific flags. Enabling these flags is a pretty easy process.
- Start by launching the Chrome browser on your laptop, phone, or tablet. Almost all platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, and Android, support flags for Chrome.
- Then enter after typing chrome:/flags in the address box.
- You are now on the “Experimental” page. Available and Unavailable are the two columns. The “Available” list can be scoured or searched for a particular flag.
- Choose “Enabled” from the drop-down option when you discover a flag to activate. It will typically say “Default“
- To have the change take effect after enabling a flag, you must restart the browser. Before launching again, several flags can be enabled. When ready, click the blue “Relaunch” button.
- All there is to it is that. You have arrived
All there is to it is that. A wider realm of browser customization is now open to you. Go ahead and try out some possible forthcoming Chrome features now!
Although the Google Chrome browser offers many fantastic capabilities, many of them are not by default. If you know where to look, Chrome “flags” can make beta and experimental features available. Surprisingly, doing it is simple.