Good news Chrome users, Google has updated its popular browser for iOS today. The update, which brings the app to version 26.0.1410.50, features a few handy new additions, including fullscreen browsing for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The app includes a few UI changes that make the new fullscreen browsing mode work, and a few new print and save options. Users can now print web pages with Google Cloud Print, or AirPrint, and save pages as PDF files to Google Drive…
Here’s the full change log for today’s update:
What’s New in Version 26.0.1410.50
Fullscreen for iPhone and iPod touch
-Scroll the toolbar off the screen to enjoy the full page of content.
-Quickly re-access the omnibox by scrolling back down.
-Print web pages with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint.
-Save any page as a PDF to Google Drive
Stability / security improvements and bug fixes
There’s no Settings toggle for the new fullscreen browsing mode in Chrome. The way it works is that as you scroll down a webpage, the omnibox and menu bar disappear, leaving your display full of nothing but website. Scroll up to bring it back.
I don’t use Google Cloud Print or Google Drive, so I can’t speak to those features, but I’m sure folks who do use them are happy to see them added. I do, however, use an AirPrint-capable printer. And I’m happy to say that this option works great.
If you’re already a Chrome user, this update is a no-brainer. And for the folks still using Safari or another browser, this update is worth checking out. As usual, you can find Chrome for iOS in the App Store, for both the iPhone and iPad, for free.