New ChromeOS update includes Material You redesign, updated Calendar view & more HIGHLIGHTS Google is rolling out a new ChromeOS update for Chromebooks. The update includes a new Material You design. With the new update, you can also select a shared album to use as your wallpaper and screensaver.
Google is rolling out a new ChromeOS update for Chromebooks. The update includes Material You redesign, updated Calendar view and much more.
This update is currently rolling out, so just wait a little while if you haven’t got access yet. Here you can check new features and changes included in the latest ChromeOS update.
New Material You design
The new ChromeOS update comes with a new Material you design. You now have more ways to personalise your laptop based on your taste and style. When you select a wallpaper, you’ll also be able to choose from a set of accent colours. Your colour palette choice will dynamically show up across your desktop, quick settings, window header bars, shelf and more. You can try it by right-clicking your desktop and selecting “Set wallpaper”.
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ChromeOS: New Material You design Use Google Photos’ shared albums as wallpaper
With the new update, you can now select a shared album to use as your wallpaper and screensaver.
After you collaborate with friends and family to build the perfect photo album on Google Photos, you can either select a photo from that album as your permanent wallpaper or have your wallpaper “change daily” and loop through photos in the album. Then when someone adds a new picture to the album, your wallpaper will cycle through the shared album and that new picture.
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Use Google Photos’ shared albums as wallpaper Easily multitask across different windows
The new ChromeOS update makes it easier for you to organise your open windows and apps into split-screens with a tap. You can even float a window on top of the others for easy access.
Easily multitask across different windows Updated Calendar view
You were already able to use the Calendar view on your shelf to quickly check the date or see what events you have coming up. Now you can also use it to see which meetings you have up next and jump into your next video call, without needing to open the full Google Calendar app.
The Emoji picker now includes GIFs
The emoji picker is now updated with GIF support. Search and find the perfect GIF to express yourself.