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Google releases Chrome 30 beta with better image-search and new gesture controls

A couple of days after updating the Chrome to version 29, Google today has released the beta version of the Chrome 30 for Windows, Mac, Linux as well as for Android. The update makes the search by image feature easier to use, added new APIs and some more features.

To begin with the improved search by image feature, this new version of Chrome will now allow users to right click on an image to instantly discovery more content related to it. Android users can do so by long pressing on an image. One can then select an appropriate option and search for it using the default search provider.

On Android, users can now use some new gestures including swiping horizontally across the top toolbar which will allow easy switching between tabs, or can drag vertically down from the toolbar which will let the user see the tab switcher view. It also features a dragable menu using which one can simply drag down the menu to open it, see all the options and select an item without even having to lift their finger. Besides this, there also are some performance improvements and stability enhancements done to the browser.

For desktop users, Chrome 30 beta comes with gesture controls as well as other features like improvement in zoom feature to magnify on any desktop website by either swiping a finger up-down or double tapping on the page. This update also brings the WebGL JavaScript API support for Android and support for a set of new APIs for desktop.

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  • Published Date: August 24, 2013 12:22 PM IST