Multitask more smoothly in Chrome with floating tabs

Google Chrome makes it easy to work in multiple tabs at the same time. Links you open via Gmail will now “float” above the active tab.

Links you receive via email can sometimes be distracting because they open in a full screen tab. Here Google is adapting the wrapper for Chrome and Gmail. With an update to its popular browsers, Google is introducing picture-in-picture windows for open links. This way you can view the contents of the link without being redirected from your mailbox.

Floating windows

In a blog Google shows how it works with a short GIF. If you open a link from Gmail, you can click the down arrow to minimize the window you just opened. The Link tab floats in a compact view within a window that you can drag anywhere on your screen.

Source: Google

The window will continue to move until you finish reading the email and want to view the content at full size. You just have to click on the window to enlarge it. Google previously tested this functionality on Android and is now also rolling it out to other versions of Chrome browsers.

The feature will be enabled by default in Chrome. Google is making this update at the browser level, so other browsers that share the Chromium engine (like Edge) will have to offer this feature themselves.

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