Google Now is landing on Chrome for Windows – Here is how to enable it in Chromium

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It seems that Google Now maybe making its landing to the Windows version of Chrome and Chrome OS, new beta release of the software reveals.

The new integration of Google’s version of Siri was hinted by engineers after mentioning the feature in the latest release of Chromium. Currently there is a new option added to the back-end of Chromium (Chrome://flags) and it reads: “Google Now Windows, Chrome OS – Enable Google Now notifications support.”. Users can turn-on the feature now, but today it’s kind of useless because users have now the proper Google server to make it work.

It’s possible that pretty soon we’ll be seeing Google Now integration throughout different platforms other than Android. For now it seems that it will be coming enabled in Chrome for Windows and in Chrome OS, Mac users will have to wait. However, there isn’t yet a specific date for the release of the feature to the public.


In the meantime, if you want to see the feature: download the latest version of Chromium. Launch the browser, then type in the address bar: Chrome://flags, scroll down, click the Enable link for Google Now and restart the browser.

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