New Chrome for Android update adds several new gestures and reverse image search function

October 1, 2013
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Today Google is rolling out a new update to the stable build of Chrome for Android, which brings with it several new gestures and a new image search function. If these features sound familiar, that’s because they’ve been available via the Chrome Beta browser since August.

So what exactly do these gestures do? First, you can now navigate through your open tabs by swiping on the top of the navigation bar. Second, dragging vertically down from the toolbar will cause you to enter the tab switcher view.  Lastly, dragging down from the menu opens it up and allows you to select any item easily.

As for the new image search function, think of it as a reverse image search. To use the feature, you simply select the image in question and choose the “Search Google for this image”, where you’ll find a list of sites that contain it.

To snag the update, head over to Google Play now. If you don’t see the Chrome for Android update just yet, don’t worry, the update will rollout in phases and should be available to everyone within a few days.

For those that have already updated, what do you think of the changes?

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