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Chromebooks will soon feature lock screen notifications with Android-like controls & in-line replies

The feature was spotted on ChromeOS Canary build and is expected to come out on a stable version soon

  • Published: August 13, 2018 2:53 PM IST
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Google for the last few months has been trying to make the ChromeOS offer a more tablet-friendly experience through updates. The search giant recently added new features and support for new applications such as Google Duo and ARCore on Chromebooks. Now a new report from XDA-developers states that ChromeOS is soon getting lock screen notification, along with a few of its features.

The feature was first spotted in March, but it has only been enabled on ChromeOS Canary build recently. According to the website, the feature can be enabled at chrome://flags#enable-lock-screen-notification. Not just that, the feature also comes with Android-like privacy controls, swipe controls and in-line reply support. That said, the notifications haven’t quite started showing up on the lock screen yet. Currently they are available on the system tray.

The Android-like privacy controls and swipe controls will be available on the lock screen as well, so users will have the option to swipe and show buttons like notification snoozing. However, the report states that the “hide sensitive notification content” feature may not be rolled out immediately with the lock screen notification support. Even the in-line rely support is said to be postponed for a later date.

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While there is no specific date in place, the lock screen notification is expected to roll out to a stable version of the ChromeOS soon. You can count on us to update the space the moment we have more information on it.

  • Published Date: August 13, 2018 2:53 PM IST