All the New Features You Should Try in Chrome 98

Another month, another Chrome update. This time around, we’re getting Chrome 98, which will be released today February 1st to Chrome users worldwide. After the update, you will be able to take advantage of exciting new features and changes, such as a built-in screenshot tool and updated emoji. Some changes, however, won’t be obvious from the start and will require a bit of work to activate.

Thanks to How-To Geek , we know exactly what to expect when the update hits our browsers today. Take a look at five new user features that Google has added to Chrome 98:

There is a new built-in screenshot tool.

It’s fun. Instead of using the built-in screenshot tool in your Mac or PC to capture an image of your browser, you can use Chrome 98 instead. If you click the Share icon in the address bar, a Screenshot button will appear below the Copy link . Click it and you can take a screenshot of everything in your browser without worrying about cropping or selecting specific windows.

You can add emoji to screenshots (Android)

In Chrome 98, Google is testing the ability to add emoji to Android screenshots. To enable this feature, go to chrome://flags/#lightweight-reactions-android .

Google is testing a Privacy Guide

Chrome 98 launches a privacy test guide to help you gauge your privacy, web and app activity while using Chrome. To test this feature, enable the flag at chrome://flags/#privacy-review .

Web app updates are stable

Chrome’s latest update, Chrome 97 , tested web app updates that improved the appearance of the web bar at the top of the window. These changes seem to be stable since 98.

Now there are updated emojis

The emoji you encounter while using Chrome should now look better, at least when zoomed in, thanks to the new COLRv1 color gradient vector fonts. If you want an example of these improvements,this COLRv1 Emoji demo site does a good job of showing the improvements.

You can check out the full list of Chrome 98 changes and features for developers on the Google Developers site and the Chromium Blog .

How to update Google Chrome to version 98

To check for new updates in Chrome, click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the window, then choose Help > About Google Chrome . From here, Chrome will let you know if a new update is available – just follow the on-screen instructions, restart your browser, and you’re done.


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