Although Black Friday (opens in new tab) and Cyber Monday (opens in new tab) have come and gone, Google has highlighted several new features in Chrome (opens in new tab) designed to make your last minute holiday shopping easier.
According to a new blog post (opens in new tab), these features will make it easier to keep track of price drops, search for deals, manage items in your shopping cart and simplify the checkout process when using the search giant's browser (opens in new tab) on your mobile devices.
If you're waiting on a good deal for an item but don't want to constantly keep refreshing a page, Chrome for Android now allows you to see an item's updated price right in your open tabs grid (opens in new tab). This means you can leave the page for an item you want to buy open in Google's browser and easily see when its price has dropped. While this feature is now available for Chrome on Android in the US, it will be launching on iOS in the coming weeks.
Have you ever spotted an interesting item while window shopping and wanted to learn more about it? Now you can search your surroundings with Google Lens (opens in new tab) in Chrome on Android to do just that. From the address bar of Google's browser, you can now tap on the Lens icon to start searching with your camera. It's also worth noting that this feature will soon be available in Chrome for desktop. When it launches, you'll be able to right-click on an image and select the “Search images with Google Lens” option to learn more about a product.
Shopping carts, passwords and checkout
Sometimes we add items to our shopping carts (opens in new tab) for later and lose track of them which is why Google has added a new feature to Chrome that allows you to quickly rediscover the items in your shopping carts across multiple online stores (opens in new tab).
Beginning with Chrome on Windows and Mac in the US, users can now open up a new tab and scroll to the “Your carts” card to quickly see any site where you've previously added items to a shopping cart. At the same time, some retailers like Zazzle, iHerb, Electronic Express and Homesquare might even offer a discount when you come back to check out.
Keeping track of all the logins and passwords for various online stores can be a pain which is why you can use Chrome's built-in password manager (opens in new tab) to store and access them instead. Finally, by saving your address and payment information with Autofill (opens in new tab), Chrome can automatically fill out your billing and shipping details to make online shopping even easier.
Whether you're already finished with all of your holiday shopping or just looking for some last-minute gifts, Chrome's new shopping features can help you make sure you've crossed off everyone on your list this year.
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