November 2021

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/.

Scan documents using your camera

You can now scan documents with your Chromebook camera. The camera automatically identifies, captures, and crops your documents, then you can save them as a PDF or a picture. Just open your Chromebook’s Camera app and press the “Scan” button to get started.

Natural voices for Select-to-speak

You might already use Select-to-speak to hear text read out loud on Chromebooks. Now you can choose from a range of more natural sounding voices that help spoken text be more fluid and easy to understand. These are helpful for people with dyslexia, low vision or other print disabilities. Select your preferred voice in accessibility settings.

Easily organize your browser tabs into desks

It’s now easier to see which Chrome browser windows are in the same virtual desk, and move tabs between windows to the right place on the first try. Just right click on your browser tab, select “Move tab to another window”, and you’ll see your windows grouped by which virtual desk they are in.

Easily organize your browser tabs into desks

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

November 2023

Easily find and add gifs with just a tap, multitask with new Clipboard features, slow your battery’s decline with Adaptive Charging, and more.

September 2023

Personalize your device with a new set of accent colors that match your wallpaper, select a shared Google Photos album for your wallpaper to rotate through, multitask across different window screen configurations, and more.

June 2023

Express your creativity with Google Photos’ new movie editor and video editing features, easily organize your apps you’ve downloaded on your Chromebook in the Launcher, discover new articles about apps in the Explore app, multitask across different windows, and find more options for your handwritten notes.

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