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March 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/.

Edit text while dictating

You might already use your voice to dictate text that you want written on your Chromebook. Now you can also use voice commands to edit that text. Try “undo”, “move to the next character”, or “delete”, or even “help” to see a list of editing commands. To turn it on and try the new commands, enable Dictation mode in Settings.

Make GIFs with your camera

You can now also make GIFs using your Chromebook camera. In “Video” mode on your Camera app click on the “GIF” button. Then you can record fun five second videos that will automatically turn into a GIF. Once you’re done, it’s easy to share with a click.

Change where your screen captures save

Now you can customize where you want screen captures to automatically be saved – instead of the default “Downloads” folder. Open the screen capture tool and click the setting gear to select a Google Drive or local folder for all future screen captures.

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.