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March 2023

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/.

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.

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.

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.

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.