Over the past several months Google has been changing up the interface of many of its Android apps to move a portion of the navigation to the bottom of the display — and it makes sense. With big phones, it can be difficult to reach the top of the display. Now Google is doing something similar with Chrome on Android (via Android Police)…

Through a new as-of-yet not public-facing feature called “Chrome Home,” users can now move the address bar, tab switcher, and settings menu from the top of the display to the bottom.

It’s a pretty simple feature, but clearly, it isn’t finished yet. You can only access it on the dev version of Chrome on Android, and you have to use Chrome flags to enable it. Simply head to chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-home to enable the feature. Then relaunch and you’re good to go.

As for the name, “Chrome Home,” it’s unclear what Google means by that. My colleague Abner suggests Google is just having a little fun, but I’d guess that it might have something to do with the relation to the home button. As happens often, though, we never quite know for sure what Google has in mind until they tell us themselves…

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