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December 2022

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.

*See how long a device is eligible for updates at g.co/chromeosupdates/en/.

Enhance your productivity with desks

Now you can save and close an entire virtual desk, including all windows and apps - perfect for when you want to take a break or work on something else. When you're ready to get back to it, you can open your saved desk with a tap. And when you're actually done, you can permanently close all the windows in a desk at once.

Easier ways to navigate your on‑screen keyboard

If you have a Chromebook with a touchscreen, it's now even easier to type what you want easily with a newly redesigned virtual keyboard. With just a tap on the new header bar, you can switch between languages, pull up the emoji library, or access the handwriting tool.

Manage your critical files worry‑free

When you delete an item in the "My files" section of the Files app, it will now go to the new Trash section, instead of being permanently removed from your Chromebook. So if you change your mind after deleting something, you have 30 days to recover it. Open the Files app, and find "Trash" on the left hand side to review and recover items, or to proactively empty the Trash.

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

Latest update

May 2024

Chat with Gemini, write like a pro with 'Help me write', and try more Google AI features -- all on your Chromebook Plus. On all Chromebooks, check out new Google Task checklist integrations, create and send GIFs of your screen recordings, and more.

March 2024

Quickly share files between Chromebook and Android phones, switch between desks with a tap, and transform PDFs into text.

November 2023

Easily find and add gifs with just a tap, multitask with new Clipboard features, slow your battery's decline with Adaptive Charging, and more.

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, and more.