Chrome updated with new social features and more

By , Aug 22, 2012

Great news for all of you Chrome fans out there, Google has just pushed out a nice little update for its popular third-party browser.

The new release features a handful of changes, including new sharing options, stability improvements, and bug fixes…

The most notable change in Chrome version 21.0.1180.77 (yeah, that’s the real version number) is the ability to share website URLs with Twitter, Facebook, and of course, Google+. You can also now email them.

The sharing is seamless, and often takes just a single touch. As you might have guessed, this requires some authorization from your various social network apps first. But once it’s set up, it’s really convenient.

As for the other changes — the stability improvements and such — I haven’t noticed much of a difference. At times, Chrome feels a bit faster, but that could just as easily be a placebo effect as anything else.

If you want to check out Chrome for yourself, you can find it in the App Store, for both the iPhone and the iPad. And for all of you jailbreakers, remember you can set the app as your default iOS browser using this tweak.

How do you feel about Chrome? Are you still using it?

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  • Lnds500

    the scrolling has definitely improved – iPad 2

    • http://twitter.com/aomia syler

      Still abit laggy but better. Is it just me or is the typing lagging on this website? I get the same thing wile using my ipad2 and 4S.

  • http://twitter.com/Rey_Mata Rey Mata

    Tried it and abandoned it. Safari + Full screen Safari is a winning combination IMO.

    • Al

      Safari 6.0 on ML with the addition of iOS 6.0 Safari… a winning combination..

  • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

    I just like Safari too much :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    Has the crashing been fixed? Not sure if it was because of my jailbreak or the Nitrous tweak, but every once in a while Chrome would crash on me. Went back to Safari and it is crash free.

    • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

      That would most definitely be a buggy tweak conflicting with something, but the latest version does have some bug fixes and might be better for you

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Ok thanks, I think I’ll give Chrome another shot then.

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Well gave it another try and although it didn’t crash it still had a bit of lag and personally I prefer just to use Safari instead of having to install another app and having to get the Nitrous tweak from Cydia just to enable javascript. Also once iOS 6 rolls out ill be using the hell out of the iCloud tabs which based on the iOS 6 beta I tried synced tabs much faster than chrome did for me. But I’m sure at some point Chrome will have been updated enough to be on par with Safari.

  • http://twitter.com/Tyz0608 Tyler Rowan Mellor

    Chrome using it hell yea I totally forgot i even had safari !! Chrome all the way :)

  • seyss

    Tried it but went back to Safari, which is faster and it’s not Google’s.. they are eeevvviiillll now…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Hazlett/100000399685156 John Hazlett

    I liked Chrome but couldn’t figure out how to just search without it turning into a .com address. I’m sure I was doing something wrong but couldn’t figure it out.

    • anasiatka

      @facebook-100000399685156:disqus It should give you search suggestions above the .com address; if you want to search it should begin to show a magnifying glass and that indicates it will perform a search if tapped on. Is that not what yours is doing?

  • CollegiateLad

    I tried Chrome but Safari is my bread and butter.

    • Kok Hean

      And Chrome is your water?

  • http://twitter.com/myorangeisstuck willie

    Chrome sound futuristic

  • anasiatka

    I have to say that this browser is by far the best browser for me. I love these new updates and am impressed that Google is pushing out so frequent of updates… I never have had Safari even opened, whether by accident or choice. All my links open in Safari and I have it on my main page so I always am just where I need to be. No crashing, no lagging and perfection if you ask me. This is what Safari should have been from the beginning.

  • MrNiceGuy22

    I rather use Chrome on iOS and Safari on 10.8!

  • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

    I found the social icons in the first version of Chrome (version 19.whatever) so I saw this coming :P

    > The most notable change in Chrome version 21.0.1180.77 (yeah, that’s the real version number)
    The versions are like this because they’re based on the current desktop Chrome version.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    I ditched chrome after a while due to its laggy scrolling especially on image-heavy pages, and I did setup sharing bookmarklets on safari, so I’m OK, but it is nice to see google improving their browser and giving apple’s safari some competition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sasanhero Sasan Akbari

    Chrome is good but not the best. It’s always slow specialy on heavy websites.
    I love chrome because of it’s ease of use. Specaily open in new tab. You can easliy open lots of tabs without moving to those tabs.
    I wish chrome could download files and it was javascript enabled.

  • http://www.leothelion96.com/ Leonard Wong

    Well I would assume that Chrome will update Facebook sharing that is like Twitter soon once iOS 6 touch down.