Here are 5 new features coming to Google Chrome for mobile

Google should roll out the new features to Chrome for Android and iOS this week.
Written by Don Reisinger, Contributing Writer
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Google on Wednesday unveiled some new features it's bringing to the mobile version of its Chrome browser.

In a blog post, the tech giant announced the Chrome Actions feature is coming to local search results, allowing users who search for places to have easy access to specific actions, like calling a restaurant, getting directions, or reading reviews. The feature is slated to arrive in both the iOS and Android versions of the app this fall.

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Next up, Google unveiled a new design for the address bar on tablets that will be available in the latest update to the browser. Instead of covering a website when opening the Chrome address bar to search, the updated design will still show the webpage you're on, allowing you to go back to it if you don't actually search.

Speaking of the address bar, Chrome for iOS and Android will also feature suggestions when you search. Chrome's address bar will try to show relevant information based on what you're searching. Google gave an example of someone searching for the term "schedules" and Chrome suggesting the local City Metro schedule. This feature should also be available in the latest update of Chrome for Android and iOS.

For quite some time, Google has offered the ability to see trending searches in the Android version of its mobile browser. With the latest update, the company is adding trending searches to the iOS version, giving iPhone owners the ability to see what popular searches are happening at any given moment across Google Search.

Lastly, Google's latest Chrome mobile update adds the ability to set up customizable live sports cards in the new tab's Discover Feed. After you add your favorite teams to the feed, Chrome will automatically display the latest scores and highlights from recent matchups whenever you open a new tab.

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Google plans to roll out the new features to Chrome for Android and iOS this week, though it's possible you may not see them right away. The company didn't say when exactly its Chrome Actions feature will be added this fall.

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