March 2023 | Latest update

What's New with Chromebook?

Chromebooks update automatically* to provide you with the latest features and keep the software fresh and speedy. Here are some highlights from recent updates.

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Connect your devices in a snap

With Fast Pair, connect new Bluetooth headphones with just a tap. When your Chromebook detects a new, eligible headphone nearby, it will automatically prompt set up. And if you've already set up your headphones with your Android phone, they'll be ready to use on your laptop, too.

Connect your devices in a snap

Quickly find and add special characters

It's even easier to add symbols, characters, and emoticons to a conversation, document, or any other text field on Chromebooks. Just use the keyboard shortcut (Everything Button or key + Shift + Space) to pull up the enhanced icon selection tool, then scroll or use the search bar to quickly find the perfect special character or emoticon.

More easily manage voice commands

You might already use voice commands to dictate and edit text on your Chromebook. Now you can have more flexibility with how you phrase commands. For example, if you would like to move the text cursor to the next line, you can say "move next line" or "down one line". To try this command and others, enable Dictation in Settings.

More easily manage voice commands

Find out more about an image with Google Lens

Try new features on Chrome browser. Google Lens helps you search what you see. In Chrome browser, right click on an image, select "Search image with Google" and you can find similar items to shop, identify plants and animals, search for the image source, and so much more.

Find out more about an image with Google Lens

Looking to
make a switch?

Switching from Mac or Windows is as easy as logging in. In just three simple steps, you’ll find your files and photos ready to go on your new Chromebook.

View previous updates

December 2022

Explore more productivity features in virtual desks, make movies on Google Photos, connect Bluetooth headphones quickly with Fast Pair, recover files with a tap in the Trash Folder, and more

September 2022

Try light and dark themes, further customize your wallpaper, connect headphones with a tap, edit PDFs, and more.

June 2022

Connect headphones with a tap, see recent photos from your phone, try new magnification features, and explore new Pride themed wallpapers.

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