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How to activate the contextual menu of Google Chrome for Android

There are many browsers for Android, but not all of them are as complete as Google Chrome. It seems that users are aware of the usefulness of the Big G browser, as its app for Android accumulates more than 5,000 million installations on Google Play. Even so, despite the protection that Chrome offers you, you always have to take certain security measures when browsing.

And in that sense, Google usually adds interesting news to Chrome that aim to improve its use. After adding the expected dark mode, you can now test the context menu: these are all its changes and how you can activate it already on your mobile or tablet.

This is the context menu of Chrome for Android

It is possible that, at first, you do not know what exactly the context menu we are talking about is. Well, it’s about the menu that unfolds in Chrome for Android when you do a long press on some elements of the web.

If we compare the old menu with the new one, we find that Google has added a dividing line to separate some of the available functions, specifically, those that are related to images. Also, in the upper part, to the left of the name, you will see a small image of what you have selected.

The arrival of the function that allows you to share images through different platforms. By just pressing and holding a photo, you can select Share image and then where you want to do it (WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).

How to activate the new contextual menu of Google Chrome for Android

If for whatever reason you still do not enjoy this function or you are not sure if you have it, activating the new Chrome context menu will only steal a few seconds of your time, something insignificant if we consider that it means enjoying its renewed functions. To enable it, you must first open the Chrome app on your mobile or tablet, and enter the following in the search bar: “chrome: // flags”.

When you enter this page, you will read the word “Experiments”, which indicates that it is the Google website for its experimental functions. Click on the text bar that appears at the top of the page and search for “Revamped”. Next, you will enter the web that will allow you to permanently change the contextual menu.

Enable context menu of Google Chrome

Tap on the bar where it says “Default” and select the “Enabled” option, which is the one that will activate the new menu in your browser. Then, to confirm the change, you just have to click on the “Relaunch” button, in the lower right corner of the screen. Chrome will automatically restart and your new context menu will be a reality on your Android device.

That’s it, the activation process is over, you can now access the different functions of that contextual menu that Google is developing. After this simple installation, you can keep getting the most out of Chrome with these 9 tricks.

Google Chrome context menu

Related topics: Google Chrome, Android browsers