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Chrome Beta 47 adds splash screens and better desktop notification management

If you happen to be using the Beta version for Chrome on Android, a pretty sizable update to version 47 should be headed your way.

Published onOctober 22, 2015

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If you happen to be using the Beta version of Chrome for Android, an update to version 47 should be headed your way. In this new version Google has included splash screens for shortcuts added to the home screen, more flexible desktop notifications and much, much more.

For starters, let’s talk about splash screens. You may have noticed Google has been adding in splash screens to many of its applications as of late. This is so the app can show something meaningful to users as the app loads, which makes it seem like the app is faster at loading than it actually is. In this new version of Chrome Beta, you won’t see a splash screen every time you open the app, rather when you visit a Chrome Beta shortcut that you’ve added to your device’s home screen. Developers can actually customize these splash screens by setting a name, icon, background color and notification bar color in the web app manifest.

Take a look at the graphic below for a better look.


Moving on, this new version of Chrome will allow developers to configure the automatic dismissal of desktop notifications. Push notifications have been enabled since Chrome 42, with sites being able to generate a large number of (sometimes irrelevant and annoying) push notifications that can take up valuable screen space. This change will not only allow developers to dismiss these notifications automatically, but it will also allow them to keep notifications onscreen until the user dismisses it.

There are many more changes made in this new version of Chrome Beta, so be sure to head to the source link below to get all of the details.

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