Google Chrome just rolled out a new update for Android users. The new Google Chrome update gives users more control over custom tabs. It also makes browsing in the app faster and smoother. The update also includes auto-filled passwords, making browsing the app easier on the mobile OS.
New Google Chrome update gives you more control over custom tabs
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The partially custom tabs feature gives developers more control over a tab’s initial launch height. For example, they can open the half-screen tab when a user clicks an article link. This allows users to interact with the app and in-app browsers at the same time.
According to Google’s blog post, partially custom tabs are only available in a few in-app browsers, such as Chrome, for now. Nevertheless, Google has promised that support for some of the best web browsers is on the way.
Google advocates custom Chrome tabs over WebView, claiming it offers more functionality.
Google said in a blog post,
“When you add a web experience to your Android app, simply launching a browser from your app will force users to leave your app, at the risk of being aborted for that session. With WebViews you can build your own in-app browser, but this can be a complex process with higher maintenance costs.”
The search giant is also rolling out the ability for users to enter passwords and other saved details like addresses without leaving the app. This is useful when an app has an in-app browser login popup.
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