How to enable Chrome Material Design refresh on Desktop and iOS?

How to enable Chrome Material Design refresh on Desktop and iOS?

Material Design is a visual language that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation of technology and science. Google has been working on Material Design refresh for Chrome browser across desktop and mobile devices for quite a time. In Chrome 68, Material design refresh setting is hidden behind flag settings in both desktop and iOS versions. Unfortunately, it is not available in Chrome 68 for Android yet, and it will come in upcoming releases. In this article, I show you how to enable Chrome Material Design refresh in just a few simple steps.

The new Chrome Material Design refresh looks excellent. You should enable it and get rid of the old Chrome design. The desktop version includes a rounded corner and whiter appearance whereas the mobile version currently available on iOS devices has a drastic redesign. The Google has not enabled this by default but in upcoming future updates, they might. Rumours are that Google will roll out Material Design refresh across all operating systems in Chrome 69.

It will work only if your current Chrome version is 68 or higher on both desktop and iOS devices. If it isn’t, update your Chrome to the latest version.

Steps to Enable Chrome Material Design Refresh on Desktop

Follows these simple steps mentioned below and you will have a new Chrome UI:

  1. Launch your Chrome Browser.
  2. Type the following syntax in the address bar:
    chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
  3. Scroll down until you find UI Layout for the browser’s top chrome or simply hit Ctrl+F and search it.
  4. From the drop-down, select Refresh.
    enable Chrome Material Design refresh
  5. Click on Relaunch Now button.

Now you will have a new Chrome UI. Here’s a preview of it:

How to enable Chrome Material Design refresh on Desktop and iOS

Steps to enable Chrome Material Design Refresh on iOS device

  • Launch your Chrome Browser
  • Type the following syntax in the address bar:
    chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
  • Scroll down until you find UI Refresh Phase 1
  • From the drop-down, select Refresh
  • Reload your Chrome app to see the updated design

Wrapping Up

Though there aren’t any significant changes in the Chrome UI except the top section, the new interface looks good. In future, Google will certainly revamp the Chrome interface. Now you have learned to enable Chrome Material Design refresh, go ahead and try out.

Let me know whether you liked this new user-interface or not in the comment below.

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