December 2019

What’s New with Chromebook?

Chromebooks update automatically* to provide you with the latest features and keep the software fresh and speedy. Here are some highlights from recent updates.

*See how long a device is eligible for updates at g.co/chromeosupdates/en/.

Virtual Desks

Master your multitasking

Master your multitasking with Virtual Desks. Use different sets of screens to create spaces for separate projects and activities. To create a new virtual desk, just press Shift + Launcher key + =, or tap the “Show all windows” button on your keyboard and select New desk.

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Lock Screen Media

Lock Screen Media

Now you can control your media right from your lock screen. When you’re listening to audio on your Chromebook, you can play, pause, and skip tracks without unlocking. This new feature works with YouTube Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, dozens of other apps, and media played through Chrome.

Lock Screen Media

Click to call

Click to call

While browsing on Chrome, right-click any phone number on your Chromebook to place a call from your supported Android phone. To get started, sign in to your Google Account from your Chromebook and phone, and turn on sync in Chrome.

Click to call

Printing

Printing

Compatible printers will now appear automatically in your printer list — no setup required. Follow these simple steps: Press and hold CTRL+P.  Choose your printer from the destinations list. Click “Print.” That’s it.

Printing

App Settings

App Settings

We’ve made it easier to manage permissions for all apps that you use on your Chromebook. It’s now simple to change your notification settings and location, camera, and microphone access for all apps, straight from Settings.

Looking to
make a switch?

Switching from Mac or Windows is as easy as logging in. In just three simple steps, you’ll find your files and photos ready to go on your new Chromebook.

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Latest Update

September 2022

Try light and dark themes, further customize your wallpaper, connect headphones with a tap, edit PDFs, and more.

June 2022

Connect headphones with a tap, see recent photos from your phone, try new magnification features, and explore new Pride themed wallpapers.

March 2022

New commands for voice text dictation, make GIFs using your Chromebook Camera, and change where your screen captures automatically save.

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