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Chrome Gets a New ‘Quick Action Search Widget’ on Android

Google is adding a new search widget to Chrome on Android. The new widget named ‘Quick Action Search Widget’ adds a few tiles along with a search bar.

If you have Google Chrome Canary for Android installed, enable the ‘Quick Action Search Widget’ flag and restart Chrome.

Quick Action Search Widget Flag

Next, head over to the Widgets section of your phone and look for this new widget. You will get this new widget, which sadly, is not working yet.

Quick Action Search Widget - Android
Quick Action Search Widget – Android

As you can see, this widget is still a work-in-progress project for the team. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see search query tiles that Google is testing on Chrome’s home page.

Google Chrome Home Page
Google Chrome Home Page

It might also feature recent search queries from your account. If it syncs across devices, you will be able to pick up searches from your Chromebook or laptop here and continue. (One more reason to keep those private searches to Incognito.)

For now, I’ll keep this empty widget on my phone’s home screen and wait for it to work. When it does, I’ll update this article with new screenshots and let you all know what’s the deal behind this new widget.

Do you want a persistent reminder on your homescreen about Google searches from your recent past? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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