Google Now is One Step Closer to Becoming Active in Google Chrome

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By Akemi Iwaya on June 27th, 2013

Many people have been eager to have Google Now working in their Chrome browsers and this week that dream got one step closer to reality. The first teasers that the new feature is becoming active have started to appear, so now is a good time to activate the switch for it and be ready for its arrival.

You will need to be running the Dev Channel on your computer and enable the Google Now switch via Chrome Flags (chrome://flags/) if you have not already done so. The switch will be towards the bottom of the list. Once that is done restart your browser.

After the browser has restarted you will see a notification window pop up as seen in the first screenshot above. Click Yes and a second small pop up message window will appear letting you know more about the freshly enabled feature. Unfortunately we were not able to catch a screenshot of the second message window before it disappeared.

Keep in mind that it is early days for the new feature and you may not see much action for a bit until Google finishes building it out. You can visit the CNET blog post linked below to learn more about the latest Google Now goodness and see a screenshot by Stephen Shankland showing the Settings List for Installed Apps.

Google Now comes closer to Chrome, shares TV show info [CNET News]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/27/13
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