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Google Tests ‘Quick Answers 2.0’ for Chrome OS

Google is working on a new and improved version of ‘Quick Answers’. This feature is currently available in the Canary channel of Chrome OS.

Quick Answers

Google has been testing quick answers for a while now. However, I don’t think it ever became officially stable and widely available. This might be changing.

In a recent update to the Canary channel of Chrome OS, Google added a new experimental flag to test revamped quick answers.

Enable Quick Answers V2 features: Enable Quick Answers V2 features. – Chrome OS

You can now see a more subtle version of quick answers working in the Canary channel.

Chrome OS Quick Answers
Chrome OS Quick Answers

You will also see Quick Answers under Search section of the Settings app.

Quick Answers Settings on Chromebook
Quick Answers Settings on Chromebook

You can see a toggle to enable quick answers followed by toggles to enable definition, translation and unit conversion, three types of quick answers currently available.

If you are still not convinced about Google’s efforts around quick answers, open chrome://flags in a new tab and search for quick answers there.

Quick Answer Flags
Quick Answer Flags

I am convinced that Google is serious about this new feature. We might see tighter integration with Google Assistant as well in the near future.

For now, you can test quick answers in the Canary channel and soon on the Dev channel as well. Unfortunately, things are not working smoothly yet. However, it will be interesting to see how this feature evolves in the coming months and years.

Well, if Google does not kill it the next few years.

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