How to Unlock a Sneak Preview of the Chrome Redesign
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Google has spent the last couple of years overhauling its suite of apps. We’ve seen a new design for Google News The New Google News: 6 Striking Changes You Should Know About The New Google News: 6 Striking Changes You Should Know About Find out all about the all new Google News. Exciting features like artificial intelligence may just keep you hooked. Read More , a refreshed Calendar app 5 New Google Calendar Features You Have to Try! 5 New Google Calendar Features You Have to Try! Google Calendar just got more fantastic. Google finally updated its calendar. We'll show you how to get the new design and which new features you must try. Read More , and a new-look Gmail 5 Powerful New Gmail Features You Need to Start Using Right Now 5 Powerful New Gmail Features You Need to Start Using Right Now These new Gmail features from the Gmail redesign will help you manage your email better, faster, and with less hassle. Read More .

In April, the company revealed the next app that would be given a spruce up: Chrome. It’s something Google needs to get right; Chrome is the world’s most popular browser The Best Web Browsers for Windows The Best Web Browsers for Windows What is your default web browser? Even though we're spoiled for choice, the majority of us stick to the tried and tested major players. What are better alternatives for resource use, speed, and security? Read More with about 60 percent of the market share on both desktop and mobile.

The new layout is expected to go live to all users later this year. But if you can’t wait that long, you can easily grab a sneak preview of the design right now. But how? Keep reading to find out more.

How to Unlock the Chrome Redesign Preview

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You can see what the Chrome of the future will look like by enabling two Chrome flags. The flags are available on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. Follow the instructions below to get started.

Note: Previously, you needed to be running the Canary version of Chrome. That is no longer the case.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://flags into the address bar and hit Enter.
  3. In the search bar at the top of the page, type top-chrome-md.
  4. Locate the flag called UI Layout for the browser’s top chrome and select Hybrid from the drop-down menu.
  5. Return to the search bar and type secondary-ui-md.
  6. Find Material Design in the rest of the browser’s native UI and set the drop-down menu to Enabled.
  7. Restart your browser.

Warning: All the flags are experimental. You might encounter unexpected problems when using them.

Of course, the Chrome flags can do far more than merely let you preview the new design. They can even help you speed up your browser Speed Up Chrome By Changing These 8 Flags Speed Up Chrome By Changing These 8 Flags While many people claim Chrome is a memory hog, it is possible to greatly improve your browser's speed by tweaking some "flags". Here are the eight best tweaks that you can make today. Read More .

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  1. Johnny
    June 28, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I've tried your steps on three different machines but I'm not seeing the changes you note in your post. Even following a restart, I still have the old blocky tabs and no material design. What gives?

  2. Johnny
    June 28, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I've tried your steps on three different machines but I'm not seeing the changes you note in your post. Even following a restart, I still have the old blocky tabs and no material design. What gives?

  3. Johnny
    June 28, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I've tried these steps on three different machines but I'm not seeing the changes noted in your post. What gives?

  4. Macska Jancsi
    June 28, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Hey, how do you reset it?

  5. Macska Jancsi
    June 28, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Heyy, how do you re set it? Thx for the info, in advance!