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June 2022

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.

*See how long a device is eligible for updates at g.co/chromeosupdates/en/.

See recent photos in Phone Hub

Now recent photos taken on your Android phone are accessible on your Chromebook. Just open Phone Hub in your Chromebook’s shelf and you can select which image you want to download onto your laptop. See something you like? Snap a photo of it, and watch it immediately appear in Phone Hub.

Record more with screen capture

The screen capture tool just got better. Now when you make a recording of your Chromebook screen, you can also choose to record your voice and your face using the built-in camera or connected webcam. Perfect for creating presentations or demonstrations.

Adjust docked magnifier’s size

You might already use the docked magnifier to zoom in and focus on certain content on your Chromebook screen. Now, you can adjust the size of the magnified part of your screen – just use your cursor to make the area larger or smaller.

Personalize your desktop

To celebrate June’s Pride Month, personalize your desktop with new wallpapers designed by LGBTQ+ artists. Try them now by right-clicking your desktop, choosing “Set wallpaper,” then “LGBTQ Artists.”

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

Latest update

May 2024

Chat with Gemini, write like a pro with 'Help me write', and try more Google AI features -- all on your Chromebook Plus. On all Chromebooks, check out new Google Task checklist integrations, create and send GIFs of your screen recordings, and more.

March 2024

Quickly share files between Chromebook and Android phones, switch between desks with a tap, and transform PDFs into text.

November 2023

Easily find and add gifs with just a tap, multitask with new Clipboard features, slow your battery's decline with Adaptive Charging, and more.

September 2023

Personalize your device with a new set of accent colors that match your wallpaper, select a shared Google Photos album for your wallpaper to rotate through, multitask across different window screen configurations, and more.