Google Now notifications now alive in Chrome test version

Google Now notifications have arrived in early test builds of Chrome.

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Google, taking a big step in its effort to make Android and Chrome equally good homes for people’s digital lives, has at last built its Google Now anticipatory notification service into its browser.

Google Now cards for Chrome are active in the very rough Canary build of Chrome, which is three steps removed from the stable version the company recommends for mainstream use. Not only that, the feature must be enabled by activating the Google Now flag by entering “chrome://flags/#enable-google-now” into the address bar then restarting.

Google has been working on building Google Now into Chrome for more than a year. The unofficial Google Operating System blog spotted its arrival in Canary.

The change is modest in some ways — users will see a new bell-icon system menu that presents some the cards Google Now shows on Android, including weather forecasts and stock p… [Read more]


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