Google is making Chrome better on the iPhone and iPad with several new AI-powered features. The browser is gaining deeper Google Maps and Calendar integration as a part of its latest release.
Additionally, Google Chrome can now partially translate text on a page without you having to leave the app.
New Chrome for iOS features help reduce unwanted app switching
In its announcement on The Keyword blog, Google highlights Chrome will use AI to detect addresses on webpages. You can then long-press on it to get a mini Google Maps view right within the browser. This way, you won’t have to switch to Google Maps from Chrome when looking up an address.
Similarly, Chrome will detect dates on web pages, which you can then long-press to create events in Google Calendar directly. For added convenience, the browser automatically fills in details like time, location, and description.
Chrome for iPhone is also getting better at translation. Going forward, you can translate a specific portion of a web page using Google Translate with a long press.
In recent times, Google has focused more on making Chrome for Mac less of a resource hog.
Deeper Google Lens integration coming soon
Lastly, Google will deepen Lens integration in Chrome for iOS by adding a new camera icon to the address bar. You can then use the shortcut to trigger Lens and point your iPhone’s camera toward an object to get more information about it. Or you can select an image from your camera roll. The feature will release in the coming months.
If you are heavily invested in Google’s ecosystem and prefer using Chrome as the default browser on your iPhone, you will like these features. They will make your life easier and reduce unwanted switching between apps for basic tasks.
You can grab the latest release of Chrome for iOS from the App Store.