Google Chrome OS 87 Browsing Search in the Browser, Battery Information for Bluetooth Headphones to Chromebook

Google Chrome OS 87 Browsing Search in the Browser, Battery Information for Bluetooth Headphones to Chromebook


Chrome OS 87 rollout has started for Chromebook models and it brings some new features that makes web browsing as well as using Bluetooth accessories easier. The new version of Chrome will get a Tab Search feature, which was added to the Windows version of the browser last month. It will allow you to locate a tab among multiple open tabs in a browser.

Chrome OS 87 will also show the battery level for the wireless headphones attached to your Chromebook. This update also brings many new wallpapers from four different artists and some bug fixes.

Through an official post on the Chromebook support page, Google shared that Chrome OS 87 has started rolling out for devices and will reach all devices in the coming days. Clicking the Tab Search button next to the minimise icon will bring up a drop-down menu where you can search for a particular tab. The new OS version brings a Tab Search feature to Chrome that will help users easily locate a tab among multiple open tabs. This can also be triggered with Ctrl+Shift+A shortcut.

Tab search was added to the Windows desktop version of Chrome last month, but does not yet have a way for all users. This update came with version 87.0.4280.66.

The Quick Settings or Settings menu will now show the battery level of your connected Bluetooth headphones. When a pair of Bluetooth headphones are connected to the Chromebook, a notification at the bottom right of the screen will show the battery level. If you want to know the battery level when using headphones, just open the Quick Settings or Settings menu. It is not clear whether this feature will work with other Bluetooth accessories as well.

Finally, Chrome OS 87 has 36 new wallpapers from four different artists. You can change the wallpaper in Chrome OS by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Set Wallpaper.

Google has asked users to share any feedback or bugs they experience on the forum. It's important to note that not all users will be immediately eligible for the update as it will be roll out progressively over the coming days.