A new mobile Chrome URL sharing and copying tool is now showing up through an enabled flag, making actions easier to perform…
If there’s one thing that’s a constant with Google, it’s change. The company has now added a faster URL copy and share tool for its mobile browser.
Mobile Chrome URL Sharing, Copy, and Other Options Appear through New Flag
Right now, there’s a new flag appearing in the Chrome Dev and Canary builds — chrome://flags/#enable-search-ready-omnibox — enabling it turns on the feature.
This is a small yet significant change. It makes it a bit more clear it’s possible to use the address bar for searches. Here’s a screenshot comparison, courtesy of Android Police, with the current interface on the left and the new option on the right:
Notice the key difference — tapping on the URL address bar highlights the current web address on the left side. Meanwhile, tapping on the address bar empties the field, and triggers new share and edit buttons underneath.
With the changes, it’s now clear a new search can quickly be performed. Prior, the black and white “X” icon made it seem as though the current web address had to be cleared to perform a new search.
As with all like changes, it’s unknown if this will make its way out of the Dev and Canary channels to wide, stable release.