September 2020

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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Turn your cursor magenta

Now you can change the color of your cursor, so you can improve its visibility and add a personal touch to your Chromebook. Choose from seven more colors: red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and pink. This feature is designed to help people with low vision. To adjust your cursor, go to Settings and open the “Manage accessibility features“ > “Mouse and touchpad“ section.

Select-to-speak gets better

Select-to-speak lets you highlight a section of text and hear it spoken aloud. You now have the option to shade the background, which makes it easier to focus on the highlighted content being spoken. This is especially helpful for people with low vision and learning disabilities like dyslexia. To enable this improvement, search for “Select-to-speak” within Settings.

Easier Wi-Fi access with Wi-Fi Sync

Wi-Fi Sync makes it easier for you to access Wi-Fi across multiple Chromebooks. Now when you enter a Wi-Fi password on one Chromebook, that information is securely saved to your account so you can immediately connect to that network when you sign in to another Chromebook. You can turn this off at any time within Settings.

Easier Wi-Fi access with Wi-Fi Sync

Quickly control your mic volume

Now you can control the volume of your voice on video calls in a few clicks. The new mic slider lets you immediately control how soft or loud you sound on calls. Try this feature directly from Quick Settings.

Quickly control your mic volume

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.

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Latest Update

September 2023

Personalize your device with a new set of accent colors that match your wallpaper, select a shared Google Photos album for your wallpaper to rotate through, multitask across different window screen configurations, join your next call with just a tap, and find new GIF options in the icon picker tool.

June 2023

Express your creativity with Google Photos’ new movie editor and video editing features, easily organize your apps you’ve downloaded on your Chromebook in the Launcher, discover new articles about apps in the Explore app, multitask across different windows, and find more options for your handwritten notes.

March 2023

Connect Bluetooth headphones quickly with Fast Pair, express your creativity with character pickers, explore more accessibility voice command options, and easily search for images in Chrome browser.

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