Have you ever found yourself immersed in a web search, only to lose track after an interruption? Google thinks this can help. It’s the introduction of a previously teased Journeys feature (shown above) in the latest version of Chrome for desktop that lets you resume searches based on topics. Type in a related word or visit the Chrome History Journeys page and you’ll see the option to resume your search, complete with related links and search terms. Go back to a vacation search, for example, and you might see tourist websites you didn’t visit the first time.
Journeys are now rolling out to all Chrome desktop browsers. They are initially limited to surfers using English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.
Other updates are useful even if you’ve cleared your research backlog. Chrome Actions should be more useful – you can perform additional browser tasks just by typing them in the address bar, such as “manage settings” and “view your Chrome history”. Android users, meanwhile, will see a vastly expanded repertoire of home screen widgets (below) that help you initiate text, voice, and Lens searches. You can even launch Incognito tabs or the Dino game offline. Although Android is already well equipped for search widgets, it should still come in handy if you regularly use Chrome’s special features.
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