September 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/.

Better video calling

With the new Google Meet app you’ll get improved performance and easy-to-access features, like video backgrounds, that make meetings more inclusive and fun. Google Meet is also now pre-installed on all new Chromebooks, so it’s easy to search for the app by pressing the Everything Button or key.

Better video calling

Add an emoji with the new picker

It’s even easier to express yourself with emoji on Chromebooks. The new keyboard shortcut (Everything Button or key + Shift + Space) brings up a compact emoji picker. You’ll be able to see your recently used emoji, search and scroll for others. With a click, insert the perfect emoji into a conversation, document, or any text field on your Chromebook.

Add an emoji with the new picker

Personalize your desktop

Personalize your desktop with new wallpapers designed by Aurelia Durand, Sabrena Khadija, and Meech Boakye, inspired by the concept of togetherness. Try them now by right-clicking your desktop, choosing “Set wallpaper,” then “Togetherness.”

More files at your fingertips

You might already use Tote for quick access to your recent downloads, screen captures, or any files you’ve pinned. Now completed scans from the Files App and reports from the Diagnostics App will also show up in Tote. So once you save a scanned document it will be easier to find, right from your Chromebook shelf.

More files at your fingertips

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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