In an upcoming update, Google Chrome will bring some new features, such as a price tracker to save some money, but also a sidebar to help you with your searches.
In its version 108 scheduled for soon, Google Chrome will offer new functions, such as a price tracker that will alert you by email of a promotion, but also a side panel to facilitate research.
Google wants to save you some money with Chrome
Chrome adds a price tracker directly to its web browser. However, it is not a price comparator since on a merchant site, you cannot directly compare prices with those of other sites. But we can follow the price of a particular product with several e-merchants. The page on which tracking has been configured will be added to the favorites in the “Other Favorites” folder.
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It is Google that will alert by email of a price drop, regardless of the site. You will need to connect your Google account to the browser to use it. Tracking can of course be deactivated at any time.
How to track the price of a product on Chrome
Google has already detailed how to use this feature.
Go to an online store and find a product you want to track. Click “Follow Price” in the address bar. Click “Track Price” to start tracking the item. Price drop emails will be sent to the Google Account you are logged into. To stop tracking a product, click on “Price tracking” in the address bar and then on “Cancel tracking”.
Other new features in Chrome 108
On top of that, Chrome adds a side panel accessible through the URL bar. Thus, when you perform a Google search and click on one of the links provided, you will be able to display, in a side pane, the other results of your search. This is intended to be more convenient for comparing several pages with each other.
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If you click on another result via this bar, it will open in a new tab. This avoids opening a new tab for each search result that you want to consult or having to constantly go back in your navigation. However, it is not known if this function can be used with other search engines than Google.
At the moment, the update to version 108 on Google’s browser is not available to the general public, but the deployment should be soon.
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