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September 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/.

Try new light and dark themes

Light and dark themes are now on Chromebooks! Light theme keeps things bright and airy, while dark theme can be helpful in low light. You can choose to keep your laptop on one theme all the time, or choose “auto” to have your Chromebook automatically transition from light to dark when day turns to night.

Personalize your Chromebook

Introducing one place to customize the look and feel of your laptop. On the Wallpaper & style app you can choose from dozens of unique wallpapers and screensavers, or use your own favorite pictures from Google Photos. Plus, choose whether you want your desktop in the new light or dark theme.

Annotate and edit PDFs

Now you can edit PDFs in Chromebook’s built-in Gallery app. Just open your PDF file, and you’ll have the option to fill out forms, highlight text, and add text annotations. And with free hand annotation you can add your signature to a document, then easily share the PDF through the app.

Check your calendar in a tap

When you tap on the date on your Chromebook shelf, a full monthly calendar will pop up. No need to open a new tab or app just to check which day of the week the 25th falls on. You can scroll through a few months, or select a specific date to see your Google Calendar events.

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.