Google Chrome Beta is a web browser that aims to improve Chrome by giving its users a chance to give insight and improvement on new versions. Although it is not as stable as the final release (beta version means that it is still being tested), it has new features that are not yet available on the main browser.
The main purpose of Google Chrome Beta is to test new updates and features before they are officially released to the public. Google Chrome Beta usually contains constant updates and new features and Beta users get to experience these updates before anyone else.
Once tested, users can then provide valuable feedback directly to Google’s support. Here, they will share their experience, and also give their opinion and recommendations to the developers.
In Beta Extension, Google aims at improving memory usage, so as to give it the ability to sustain a lot of open tabs at the same time without fear that the browser will crash. This is a very attractive feature especially for people who like to leave open a lot of tabs at once.
As for the people who thrive on being organized, Chrome Beta extension hasn’t left them behind either because Google is also testing the arrangement of all pages that you have bookmarked alphabetically in the Chrome Beta Extension. This makes the location of bookmarked pages quite easy to search and less time-consuming.
The updates are not intrusive and will usually take place in the background so chances are that very many people will most likely not know if and when they have an updated version or even what version or number it is. Sometimes the updates may require the browser to restart.
A point to note also is that it is not possible to sync Chrome Beta with normal Google Chrome browser because updating to the Beta build means that your existing stable installation of Chrome will be overwritten, and the two cannot be run side-by-side.
So how do we download the Google Chrome Beta Extension?
- If you have Windows PC, right-click on the Start menu, go to the control panel, next click on system and security tab and finally proceed to the System Menu to see if your system type is 32 or 64-bit Windows.
- Next, go to the Chrome Release Channels page, which slowly rolls out updates and here, you will find the stable channel releases for Chrome Beta software for both 32 or 64-bit windows.
- Download and install the Beta Channel which is the most stable pre-release version for people who want to see what is next without taking too much risk, that is currently available and is constantly being updated.
- Once the Beta Extension has been installed, close and then re-open again your Chrome browser. Then click on the menu tab on the right side of your browser and select the settings tab. Once open, check the drop-down menu on your left and click the “About Chrome” tab.
- This will show you the version number that you have. It should say Beta next to that number that has been shown and this will be your default version until such a time when you decide to switch to another version.