Chrome for Android updated with new navigation gestures

Chrome for Android has been updated with some useful new gestures that were implemented last month in the beta build.

While not earth-shattering, the ability to quickly switch tabs by flicking horizontally across the top input bar beats the old way of swiping edge to edge, which often got confused with intra-page scrolling. Similarly, entering the tab screen by swiping down is more convenient, but by no means a drastic change, over the previous icon (which is still present).

One important feature that’s missing (in my opinion) is the ability to close all tabs but the one currently running. Below is the full changelog.

  • Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs.
  • Drag vertically down from the toolbar to enter into the tab switcher view.
  • Drag down from the menu to open the menu and select the item you want without having to lift your finger.

The update is rolling out over the next few days, so check back later if you haven’t been notified.

[source]Google Play[/source]