Chrome 101 for Android gets Chrome Actions

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After desktop, the Chrome Actions feature is available for Chrome on Android as well. Google has introduced Actions with Chrome 100, the feature is now available in version 101 out of the box. Here is how you can enable Chrome Actions in Chrome stable version on Android if not yet available to you.

What is Chrome Actions?

Chrome Actions are commands which you can type from the address bar to get things done quickly.

For instance, without needing to dig into settings to delete browsing history, you can clear browsing data when you type the same phrase into the Omnibox. The button will be auto-filled and appear as a suggestion to open that dialog.

Most of the Actions created by Google are focused on Privacy and Security Settings.

In case you don’t know, Google has launched Chrome Actions with Chrome 87 and later, added a new set of Actions in verison 92.

Now, Chrome on Android has finally received Actions. First things first, the feature may not be available to everyone right now. You can enable and use it, here is how.

Chrome Actions Android

How to enable Chrome Actions in Chrome on Android

  1. Open Chrome stable app
  2. Visit chrome://flags
  3. Search for “pedals, find “Omnibox Pedals Android batch 1“,
    enable Chrome Actions Chrome Android
  4. In the dropdown for it, select “Enabled” and restart the browser.

Chrome Actions examples for Android:

Here are some of the Chrome Actions examples available for Android.

Type the following phrases in the Chrome address bar and try the actions.

  1. Clear browsing data
  2. open incognito tab
  3. Manage passwords
  4. View chrome history
  5. Run Chrome safety check
  6. Play Chrome dino
    Chrome Actions commands in Chrome Android address bar

Final words:

Two years after the launch of Chrome Actions on Desktop, Google is now rolling out the same feature to Chrome on Android with version 100. Here is how you can enable and use it if it has still not been rolled out to you.

What’s your take on Chrome Actions on Android? Have you found them useful? Let us know in the comments below.

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