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Chrome for Android Beta 35 Adds Tab Undo, Multi-Window Mode Support

Google pushed out an update to the beta channel of Chrome on Android late last week, adding two features in particular that many will find particularly awesome.

The first feature solves a long-overdue issue whereby it was difficult to reopen tabs after closing them. We all get fat fingered from time-to-time, so to see this fixed is a definitive plus. After closing a tab an on-screen display bubble appears for a second or two with an ‘Undo‘ button included.

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The second enables (some) HTML5 videos loaded in a tab to be ‘cast’ to a big screen through Chromecast. Casting YouTube videos from a tab is, Google say, ‘not complete’. Since the official YouTube app already supports this (and offers an, arguably, better experience), I’d recommend using that instead.

In-tab videos can also be played fullscreen with subtitles and HTML 5 controls though, again, Google say this is ‘not complete’.

Finally, those of you using Chrome Beta on Android devices sporting a multi-window mode may benefit from improved support.

Google Chrome Beta for Android is a free download, and can be installed alongside the stable version. It works on Android 4.0 and above.

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  • http://www.profifalution.com/ Rage06

    When will these features filter into the stable version? (Looking forward to the Chromecast add on)

    • http://omgubuntu.co.uk/ Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      Typically takes around 3-4 weeks.

      Emphasis on typically.

  • Matt 5

    Control – Shift – T restores the last closed window, has done for ages. Whilst being hard to remember the first time it becomes second nature pretty fast.

    • http://github.com/cben Beni Cherniavsky-Paskin

      Ctrl+Shift+T is on desktop, this is about Android chrome.
      So keyboard shortcuts are irrelevant unless you have a full bluetooth/physical keyboard, and even then if you closed a tab on the touchscreen it’s nice (not to mention more discoverable!) to be able to undo without moving your hand to the keyboard.