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Material design expected to hit Chrome in April, sneak peek inside

Chrome Material design almost ready for launch, available now in beta form

Sean Ridgeley | Mar 15, 2016 at 7:03 pm CDT (0 mins, 37 secs time to read)

The long-anticipated Material design changes to Chrome are nearing the finish line and are now expected to launch April 8 with Chrome 51.


With it, you can expect a translucent top bar, a tab bar that adapts to the colours (or video) behind it on OS X, an all-black Incognito mode (which supports themes), fresh developer tools that allow for a dark mode and appearance tweaking, among other changes. Yet more may come with the development time between now and launch.

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If you want to try out some of the changes now, download the latest Chrome beta here.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:51 pm CDT

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