Chrome 78 now rolling out, with new tab customization options, click-to-call feature for some

Arif Bacchus

If you’re still using Google Chrome on your Windows 10 PC, its time to check for an update. Google is now rolling out Chrome 78 on Windows 10, and Mac, as well as Linux. The new version of the browser comes complete with some new customization abilities on the new tab page, as well as a click-to-call feature for some users (via 9to5Google)

Starting first with the new customization options, Chrome users can now customize the new tab page in some different methods. These include changing the shortcuts based on what websites are visited, creating new shortcuts, or hiding shortcuts. Some users also have a new color and theme option, which lets you pick one of the pre-set themes, or choose a color picker option which lets you customize your own color.

Next, there’s the cross-platform click-to-call feature. This option is now showing up for all users and appears to be in A/B testing. As the name suggests, whenever you highlight and right-click a phone number, the Chrome Browser will allow you to send it to an Android Phone. Once sent to the phone, you’ll be able to tap a notification, and have it dial the number for you. It will be interesting to see if this same feature will make its way over to Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser.

Other features rolling out with this version of Chrome include a redesigned overlay when hovering over a tab, as well as a planned integration with the Password Checkup extension. If you’re not running Google Chrome, you can download it here.