Google Chrome gets new feature that alerts users to price drops for online purchases


Google Chrome is getting a new feature where users will receive notifications about price cuts. The new feature will be a treat for users who are always looking for discounts and deals on the internet when shopping online. However, the new feature is not yet available to everyone.

Google Chrome introduces a new feature that sends alerts when the price drops

A report in Smart Droid suggests that Chrome for Android version 90 comes with a new price tracking feature. Users will receive an alert or notification on their Android phones when the feature notices a price drop. However, it has been reported by the media portal that the feature is not as easy to use as it might seem.

A report in 9to5Google suggests how the new feature works. The media portal reports that the new feature works by keeping a tab on the price of a product that is in a user’s open tabs. It has been stated that if a price drops, the feature will send a notification about the price drop in the notification bar. The alert can also be displayed when the user opens the Google Chrome application.

The media portal also predicts that the functionality of the feature may mean that it will only work for the Android version of Google Chrome. The media portal suggests that the feature may not be available in the desktop version of Chrome soon. However, it may eventually appear in the iOS app.

How to update Google Chrome on Android:

The official Google Support website mentions that Chrome should update automatically based on the settings in the Play Store. However, one can check if their app has not been updated simply by following the steps below:

  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store app.
  • At the top left, tap Menu or the three horizontal lines in My apps & games.
  • Under “Updates”, find the Chrome icon
  • Next to Chrome, tap Update.
  • If a user is using Chrome 76 or higher, you can also check your Chrome browser for updates.
  • On their Android device, open Chrome.
  • At the top, tap More or three vertical dots. Update Chrome.
  • Restart Chrome when prompted.

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