Chrome for Android updated with new gestures for quick tab switching & more

Google announced some updates for Chrome today on its blog that bring new features for both desktop and Android users. Over the next week users on the desktop will now be able to search Google for images when right-clicking an image in Chrome, but the most notable update comes in the form of new gestures for the Chrome for Android app (pictured above):

The new gestures include:

  • Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs.
  • Drag vertically down from the toolbar to enter into the tab switcher view.
  • Drag down from the menu to open the menu and select the item you want without having to lift your finger.

Google said the updates for Chrome on the desktop and Android will be rolling out in the next few days.