Google Supercharges Chrome with New Address Bar Shortcuts Google Chrome is adding new, useful shortcuts for browsing your history, tabs, and bookmarks right from the ‘omnibox.’ Three new site shortcuts, @history, @bookmarks, and @tabs, are now available to users.

Google announced new Chrome address bar functions, a zoom feature that makes it easier to explore results, and a history search that allows you to scroll through your saved tabs and bookmarks. Google previously introduced AR shopping for shoes and beauty products. Google is using its search expertise to make Chrome browsing more productive with these shortcuts.

Zooming In

Google has introduced a new feature to improve and simplify your search. The American technology company has now added a list of related topics that is easy to scroll along with the filters to see videos, photographs, articles, or shopping results on Google Search.

Customers can now remove and add topics from Google searches marked by a +image that will quickly zoom in or backtrack. According to Google, when someone searches, the system will automatically display relevant search results depending on what the search engine knows about how users look for and examine content online.

Google’s new shortcuts make accessing past browsing history and bookmarks easy

According to the search engine, clicking a topic will include it in the user’s search. This will enable the browser to refine user search results more quickly and efficiently. For example, if you look up “dinner ideas,” “easy” or “healthy” might come up. These subjects are dynamic and will change when users tap, giving them more choices and assisting them in discovering new areas, says Google.

Google also announced that this update would start rolling out to consumers in the US in the upcoming weeks on iOS, Android, and mobile web.

The New Feature Revolves Around the @ Symbol

Google has been using @ symbols frequently across all of its services. In October, it started rolling out new “@” accounts for YouTube users in Twitter style. The firm also started promoting new powerful developer tools in its Google Docs products/Workspace that allow users to use “@” tags to call for third-party programs and external files.

The Tabs shortcut enables you to easily swap between tabs by putting “@tabs” in your address bar and then the name or URL of a website you already open elsewhere. This means you won’t have to switch between open browser tabs. The function could be helpful if you frequently have multiple tabs open and need to find a particular tab instantly.

These features make the Google search bar a more dynamic tool

Likewise, the “@bookmarks” shortcut will assist you in locating a bookmark. It will search through all of your bookmark folders and take you to the appropriate website that has been bookmarked. Click the address bar and enter your search term, followed by @bookmark. It enables you to search your bookmarks list in Google Chrome for the website you know you marked months ago but cannot locate. Sometimes you might need to go back to a website if you forgot to bookmark it.

The final shortcut is called @history, and it enables you to open the site you’re looking for by quickly searching through your browser history from the Address bar. Although you can browse and open your browser’s history, navigating to all of your histories through the address bar can be pretty time-efficient.

The latest update officially appeared in September on the beta version of ChromeOS 106 before upgrading to become a full-fledged feature available to everyone.

What’s Next?

Google has just started testing a new “Search” option for its Photos app for Android. According to reports, the new “Search” button on Google Photos will look for relevant photos in the Google Photos Library by scanning faces in an image. Additionally, it will provide Google Lens features like object recognition and OCR text selection. The new functionality is now being rolled out to a few users and is expected to become widely available in the coming months.