Chrome for iOS gets 3D Touch, Quick Replies Features and More
Google has integrated the 3D Touch support into the Chrome for iOS app alongside introducing keyboard shortcuts as well as enabling instant replies to Hangouts notifications.
By rolling out the updates, it, therefore, means that iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus owners now have got an auxiliarybrowser. Last month, Google released a beta version of Chrome for iOS through Apple’s TestFlight (a beta distribution service) that saw the version updated to 47.0.2526.53 (beta). The beta version was testing for the 3D Touch feature on iPhone 6S, extra Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts amongst other new features.
Chrome for iOS version 47.0.2526.70
The World Aids Day 2015 saw the beta version of Chrome for iOS being officially released and availed to the Apple App Store as version 47.0.2526.70. The 3D Touch command includes instant actions that are directly accessible from the homescreen of the iOS via the Chrome icon. Updating to the latest version will enable iPhone 6S and 6S Plus users to access quickly and launch a voice search and also have access to options of either opening a new regular browsing tab or an incognito mode-private browsing tab. The user simply long presses the application’s icon to access these services.
Chrome for iOS now supports more shortcuts for Smart Connector hardware and Bluetooth keyboards. There are included options of opening, changing or closing of tabs and also shortcuts to trigger voice functions. These included shortcuts have made working on akeyboardconnected iPad easier; more so for people used to working on desktops and notebooks. This move is interestingly in line with AppleCEO Tim Cook’s recent acknowledgement that the new iPad Pro could replace Apple PCs.
The Hangouts application that offers a messaging service for Mac OSX clients as well as being convenient to Apple Watch users through voice to text integration is now also part of Chrome for iOS app. There is also an included iOS 9 featuresupport in the new update. The Split View feature that enables users to use two apps concurrently and to multitask is also supported on the updatedapp, but users are still not able to view two tabs at the same time side by side. Only available on iPads, the feature, permits the clients to reference web searches alongside other activities.
There are also other additional tweaks on the app such as the general notifications having group names and featuring of contact names in voice alerts. To get the latest version of Google Chrome for iOS, pop into the Apple Store and get the app free. The app requires iOS 7.0 or later versions and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.