Chrome Side Search
According to the report from XDA Developers, Google Chrome is experimenting with a Side Search. Although it’s not yet live in any Chrome branch, a recent merge submission on Chrome Gerrit provides more information about this upcoming feature.
The feature is similar to Microsoft Edge’s sidebar search, which will display relevant search results in the right-hand area of the browser without opening a new tab. Google Chrome already has a sidebar that displays bookmarks and a reading list, so adding search to it isn’t a novelty. In addition, Chrome Story found three related Flags in Chrome Gerrit.
- Side search: Enables an easily accessible way to access your most recent Google search results page embedded in a browser-side panel.
- Side search clear cache when close: Clears the side search cache when the side panel is closed.
- Side search state per tab: Enables a per-tab toggled state for the side search side panel.
These three experimental options are not yet available in Chrome, however. In addition to this feature, Google Chrome has also developed a new shopping feature that automatically gets discount coupons for users.