Soon, you can able to drag text, images and URLs into Omnibox in Google Chrome on Android to search.
Drag and drop is the most common feature. Most of Google’s Android Apps such as Google Keep, and qqGmail Photos including Chrome supports Drag and drop.
On Android 13 and earlier, you need to be in split screen view to move content between two open apps. Whereas Android 14, currently in beta, supports moving content between apps even when they’re not open.
In Chrome for Android, when you long press on selected text, the menu will be presented with options to copy, open and search. For text, you can do a web search, whereas Chrome uses Google Lens for image search.
Enable drag and drop support for Content in Chrome Omnibox on Android
Related to drag and drop in Chrome, Google is now working to bring the support to Omnibox to ensure you can able start searching when you drag and drop URLs text, and images.
Google has added a feature flag to Chrome Canary.
“[Drag Drop] creates feature flag for drag and drop into omnibox”.
The flag enables drag and drop into Omnibox on Android so that you can drag urls, text, and images into Omnibox to start a search.
The experimental feature is available for testing in Canary 117. Test it and let us know your views on the feature in the comments below.
Final words: Google Chrome for Android to allow users to initiate searches from Omnibox by dragging content such as URLs, text, and images.
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