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June 2023

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/.

Make movies and edit videos in Google Photos

Bring your creativity to life with Google Photos' new movie editor and video editing features. Start from scratch or select a theme and the people you'd like to feature, and Google Photos will make a movie with both video clips and photos. Then you can perfect it by applying filters to the video clips, adding music, and more. To get started, open the Google Photos app from your Launcher or download it from the Google Play Store.

Organize your apps in the Launcher

Did you know there are several ways you can customize the way apps show up in the Launcher? Tap the Everything Button or key on your keyboard to pull up the Launcher, then right click to re-sort your apps into alphabetical order or by color. Or if you want your favorites grouped together, drag one app on top of another to make a custom folder.

A new way to discover apps and games

Now you can learn about popular apps available on your Chromebook from the Explore app. Discover apps for everything from entertainment, to creativity, gaming, and more. To check it out, just open the Explore app and tap the new "Apps and games" tab on the navigation bar. Be sure to check back often to see new content and get even more from your Chromebook.

More options for handwritten notes

Bring your notes to life with new options to change the color and thickness of your pen strokes. Make your headings bold so it's easier to skim a note, or make all your most important to-dos bright red so you can't miss them. If you have a stylus-enabled Chromebook, just open the Cursive app, select your writing or drawing, and find new options in the toolbar.

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.