Ever found yourself immersed in a web search, only to lose control after an interruption? Google think it can help. It is introducing a Journeys feature (shown above) in the latest version of Chrome for desktop that allows you to resume searches based on topics. Type in a related word or visit the Chrome History Journeys page and you’ll see the option to resume your search, complete with links and associated search terms. Return to a vacation search, for example, and you’ll be able to see the tourism sites you didn’t visit the first time around.
Journeys are now rolling out to all Chrome desktop browsers. They are initially limited to surfers who use English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.
Other updates are useful even if you’ve cleared your search backlog. Chrome actions should be more useful – you can perform additional browser tasks just by typing them into the address bar, like “manage settings” and “view your Chrome history”. Meanwhile, Android users will see a significantly expanded repertoire of home screen widgets (below) that help launch Text, Voice, and Lens searches. You can even launch incognito guides or offline Dino game. While Android is already well equipped for search widgets, this should still come in handy if you routinely use Chrome’s special features.
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