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.

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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.

Edit text while dictating

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.

Change where your screen captures save

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.

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Latest Update

March 2023

Connect Bluetooth headphones quickly with Fast Pair, express your creativity with character pickers, explore more accessibility voice command options, and easily search for images in Chrome browser.

December 2022

Explore more productivity features in virtual desks, make movies on Google Photos, connect Bluetooth headphones quickly with Fast Pair, recover files with a tap in the Trash Folder, and more

September 2022

Try light and dark themes, further customize your wallpaper, connect headphones with a tap, edit PDFs, and more.

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