December 2022 | Latest update

What's New with Chromebook?

Chromebooks update automatically* to provide you with the latest features and keep the software fresh and speedy. Here are some highlights from recent updates.

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Enhance your productivity with desks

Now you can save and close an entire virtual desk, including all windows and apps - perfect for when you want to take a break or work on something else. When you're ready to get back to it, you can open your saved desk with a tap. And when you're actually done, you can permanently close all the windows in a desk at once.

Easier ways to navigate your on‑screen keyboard

If you have a Chromebook with a touchscreen, it's now even easier to type what you want easily with a newly redesigned virtual keyboard. With just a tap on the new header bar, you can switch between languages, pull up the emoji library, or access the handwriting tool.

Manage your critical files worry‑free

When you delete an item in the "My files" section of the Files app, it will now go to the new Trash section, instead of being permanently removed from your Chromebook. So if you change your mind after deleting something, you have 30 days to recover it. Open the Files app, and find "Trash" on the left hand side to review and recover items, or to proactively empty the Trash.

Manage your critical files worry‑free

Looking to
make a switch?

Switching from Mac or Windows is as easy as logging in. In just three simple steps, you’ll find your files and photos ready to go on your new Chromebook.

View previous updates

September 2022

Try light and dark themes, further customize your wallpaper, connect headphones with a tap, edit PDFs, and more.

June 2022

Connect headphones with a tap, see recent photos from your phone, try new magnification features, and explore new Pride themed wallpapers.

March 2022

New commands for voice text dictation, make GIFs using your Chromebook Camera, and change where your screen captures automatically save.

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