Google Chrome 16.0.912.63 released to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame contains some really great improvements including enhancements to Sync and the ability to create multiple profiles on a single instance of Chrome.
- Signing in to Chrome now lets you take your Chrome stuff including ‘your favorite bookmarks, apps, extensions, history, and other settings’ with you, so you can always have your personal Chrome experience on all of your devices.
- When you’re signed in to Chrome, changing something on one device instantly changes it on all your other devices. “For example, add a bookmark on your laptop, and it automatically appears on your desktop, so you can always pick up right where you left off,” google explained.
- Signing in to Chrome is also helpful if you only have one computer, because it securely backs up your Chrome stuff online. That way, your Chrome stuff is safe, even if a truck runs over your laptop.
To sign in to Chrome, just go to the Wrench menu and select “Sign in to Chrome.”
- With today’s release, you can now add new users to Chrome. “Adding new users lets you each have your own personal Chrome experience, and lets you each sign in to Chrome to sync your stuff. To add a new user to Chrome, go to Options (Preferences on a Mac), click ‘Personal Stuff,’ and click ‘Add new user.'”, informs Google.
“Adding new users to Chrome isn’t intended to secure your data against other people using your computer — to truly protect your data from being seen by others, please use the built-in user accounts on your operating system of choice,” added Google.
Watch the video demonstrating new features:
Also, announced today are new features to the Chrome Web Store to make it easier to discover apps.
You can now view the most popular and highest-rated apps using two new sorting filters available in the Chrome Web Store‘s homepage and category view.
“You can also find new apps and extensions to try by using the new “Related” tab. Let’s say you find a great Mahjong game and you want to find more apps like it – just click on “Related” and you’ll find similar apps. This tab will also show a list of other apps by the same developer,” informed Google.