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November 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/.

Find and add the perfect GIF

Ever struggled with searching online to find just the right GIF to express your feelings? We’re making it easy to find and to add GIFs to a conversation, document, or any other text field on Chromebooks. Use the keyboard shortcut (Everything Button or key + Shift + Space) to pull up the icon selection tool – in addition to emoji and special characters, now you can scroll through or use the search bar to quickly find the perfect GIF.

Easily multitask with the Clipboard history feature

Now it’s even easier to copy and paste multiple items at once on a Chromebook. You can now access Clipboard items directly from context menus, in addition to using the keyboard shortcut (Everything Button or key + V). Additionally, design improvements and extra context – like more info and detail about copied items – will appear in the Clipboard history list, to make it easy to paste what you want, where you want.

Smarter battery. Longer lifespan.

Adaptive Charging helps preserve battery longevity by reducing the time it spends at full charge when it's plugged in. Your Chromebook learns your charging habits to help your battery last longer. To see if your Chromebook has this new feature, go to Settings and look for the "Adaptive Charging" toggle.

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.

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.

June 2023

Express your creativity with Google Photos' new movie editor and video editing features, easily organize your apps you've downloaded on your Chromebook in the Launcher, discover new articles about apps in the Explore app, multitask across different windows, and find more options for your handwritten notes.