Chrome prepares novelty that totally changes access to browsing history

You should already know about Chrome’s “quick history”, the one available in the overlay menu parked in the top left corner and which shows the last addresses accessed quickly. Even though it is already in a satisfactory version and fulfilling its mission, Google seems to want to improve it with the new "Memories".

It is an entire menu dedicated exclusively to the presentation of the most recently accessed pages in chronological order, but with some extras. Unlike the simple browser overlay menu, “Memories” (or “Memories”, in English) aggregates all recently visited links below a search bar for keywords and larger cards that house favorite or grouped links.

Search, on the other hand, is a means to find websites quickly through the title of the pages. This is useful when, for example, you do not remember exactly which news portal you read an article in or you need to quickly gather all your passage to access something you read the day before.

When searching for "Memories" in the flags menu, the feature appears at the top

It is a huge reform in the menu that previously was limited to presenting links briefly and, perhaps, it is a more interesting alternative than delving into the browsing history in its crudest form to be able to access a previously visited page. In the current version, “Memories” has a lot to improve, as with the inclusion of the page preview on the highlighted cards and, of course, a better indication of its purpose.

At the moment, the feature is only available on Chrome 92 in the Canary distribution, one of the browser's test channels, hidden in the chrome://flags menu - a page dedicated to tools in the experimental phase. Even if it is enabled, you need to type the address chrome://memories in the top bar to finally find it.

The complicated access signals that "Memories" is still in the early stages of availability and that Google should study the best position to fit it. Logically, there is no forecast for its arrival - and it may not even be in Chrome 92 itself. The description of the flags mentions that the feature will arrive for the browser for Windows 10, macOS, Android, and Linux.

Now, it remains to wait for the next updates in the test version of the browser to observe the implementation of improvements.

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