Google only rolled out the Chrome 118 globally a few days ago. Now the company announced the next version of its web browser in beta – Chrome 119. The updated version of Google’s browser is expected to go stable in a couple of weeks, to be exact, on October 25.
Here’s what we know is coming to the world’s leading web browser.
Ability To Save and Sync Tab Groups
Google has been experimenting with a new feature that will allow Chrome users to save and sync tab groups and it is coming to Chrome 119. According to Google’s Enterprise release notes, users will need to activate a few flags manually to enable the feature.
Once activated, a new “save tab group” option will appear in the right-click tab group menu. You will see that the tab group has now appeared in the browser’s bookmark bar right below the address bar. From here, you will be able to save tab groups and reopen them easily even after closing Chrome.
If a user accesses Chrome on multiple devices through the same Google account, then the tab group will be automatically synced to their other devices.
Google also said that enterprises can deactivate the tab group saving and syncing feature for its users.
Seamless Browsing Across Different Apple Devices
In the Chrome Beta for iOS, Google released a new feature that lets users continue browsing on other Apple devices. In Chrome 119, the browser gives you the option to open recently visited websites from another iPhone or iPad, helping you browse seamlessly across devices.
The feature already exisited in the settings menu, where a visit to the overflow section would show all recent tabs visited by users. But the upcoming continous browsing feature will be more convinient for heavy Chrome clients.
Intelligent Tab Organization
During its development phase, there was an interesting feature related to tab management that showed up on Chrome 119. Although the exact specifics of this feature is yet to be known, it appears to address the issue of managing numerous open tabs.
The intelligent tab organization mode will be visible as a sweep button next to the tab switcher option to the left or right of your Chrome’s tabs section, depending on the operating system running on your device.
There are speculations that the button may contain an interface that lets you create and manage tab groups more easily. It is also said the feature could be used for reordering tabs.
Hover Links Previews On Desktop
Another feature spotted in Chrome 119 but isn’t ready for launch is previewing links by hovering over them. The feature, which is similar to what’s found in Safari on iPhones, can be activated by enabling the under-development tools in Chrome settings.
The feature will allow you to long press a link to preview its landing page. For the time being, the link preview option is lackluster and inconvenient as the preview window pops up way too quickly and seems to get in your way where you will have to manually dismiss them.
How to get Chrome 119?
Google is rolling out Chrome 119 to the company’s beta channel. If you already use a beta version of Chrome, then visit the Play Store for an update on your smartphone or go to
Settings > About Chrome on your web browser and initiate the update.
If you want to install Chrome Beta, then do it from the Play Store or by visiting the Chrome Beta download website.