As mentioned earlier, these features are in the testing phase and do not all work as expected. For example, pressing the QR Code function opens a new window with the possibility of sharing or scanning a QR Code. But that’s it. The option does not work at this time. While the other sharing features are operational. If you want to activate the new Chrome sharing hub, here are the steps to follow. On the other hand, here are some useful Chrome tips that you should definitely check out.
New Chrome sharing hub
As with other Chrome updates, Google first tests any new functionality in the Canary version of Chrome. And this is the case here. To try out the Chrome sharing hub, you'll need to download the Chrome canary Navigator. This browser is not stable enough and is not recommended for your daily use. In addition, this new feature is hidden behind a Chrome flag.
These flags are experimental features that are hidden from normal users. You can activate the flag mentioned below and try this new section. However, if you are experiencing stability issues, consider disabling this flag immediately. That said, here are the steps to activate the new Chrome Sharing Hub feature. On the other hand, follow our separate guide to place all the Chrome tabs in the bottom bar on Android.
Steps to activate the Chrome flag
- Open the Canary browser and enter chrome: // flags.
- Enter now Chrome Sharing Hub in the search bar.
- Press Default and select enabled from the drop-down list. This flag will help you activate the new Chrome sharing hub.
- This unlocks the sharing hub in your browser, but without the screen capture feature.
- To also add this functionality, search for Chrome share screenshots and activate it in the same way as above.
- Once you have activated both flags, press the Revive to restart your Chrome browser.
Now you can try out the new Chrome sharing hub. To do this, tap the overflow menu at the top right and select Share from the options. You will now have four different ways to share a web page. But what about the method of sharing third-party apps that existed before? Well, he's still there. To bring up this option, tap on the More option.
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Similar to Android, the QR Code feature has also made its way to the desktop version of Canary. But it shares the same fate as its Android counterpart.
So it was only the new sharing hub of Chrome Canary. As mentioned earlier, this is still in the testing phase and not all functionality is working at this time. It remains interesting to see when all these features will be active and transferred to the stable Chrome browser.
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