Chrome for iOS Now Lets You Share Pages on Facebook and Twitter
Google has announced its first update to Google Chrome for iOS, adding the ability to share pages from the browser directly on your favorite social network, including Facebook and Twitter.
Google Chrome for iOS was announced and launched at the company’s annual developer’s conference in June.
The mobile browser offers a number of features already available in its desktop version, including synched tabs; if you’re checking out a website on your iPhone, you can open it on your desktop computer, and vice versa. Users can also share saved passwords between devices, bookmarks and search history.
Wednesday’s update allows you to share webpages via email, Google+, Facebook and Twitter. It also offers a number of other bug fixes, and stability and security improvements.
The updated version of Chrome for iOS is now available in the App Store.
Are any of you Chrome for iOS users? What do you think of the new sharing features? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
You can sign-in to Chrome for iOS with your Google user name and password. This allows users to sync bookmarks, view open tabs from other devices, access passwords and automatically login to Google services.
The first time you launch Chrome for iOS, the app offers a user tour.
The search and location bar are on in Chrome for iOS, just like with Chrome on the desktop.
Tab switching works by dragging at the edges. It is card-like, similar to webOS and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The number of open tabs is displayed at the top, next to the Omnibox.
Landscape browsing offers minimal cruft.
Tabs can be browsed like cards and quickly removed with a swipe to the left.
The menu button brings up options, including quick access to favorites, email, “Find on Page” and the ability to view tabs on other devices.
You can select open tabs for any of the computers currently logged into Chrome on the desktop or for mobile with open tab syncing turned on. Tapping on a tab will open the window in Chrome for iOS.
After closing all tabs, this subtle background greets users.
On the iPad, Chrome looks much more similar to its interface on a Mac or PC.
Chrome’s famous “tabs on top” motif carries over to Chrome on the iPad.
The context menu in Chrome for iPad has more room to breath and expand, thanks to the larger screen.
It’s easy to browse open tabs from other synced devices. Here, you can see I am browsing open tabs on my MacBook Air and my iPhone 4S.
Chrome offers a custom keyboard for search and address entry with the Omnibox.
This is how Chrome looks on an iPad while in portrait orientation.
This is how Safari looks on the iPad. Please note, this iPad is running iOS 6.