How to enable Google Chrome Flag to test beta features

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The Google Chrome browser has lots of great features, but many of them are not available by default. Chrome “flags” can enable experimental and beta features if you know where to find them. It’s surprisingly easy to do.

Google often puts features behind flags before they are ready for prime time. Sometimes these features are on their way to stable releases, but they can also disappear without warning. It’s the nature of using experimental and beta features.

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There are also flags available for different platforms. For example, there are certain flags for Chrome on Android, Chrome on Windows, etc. The process for activating these flags is very simple.

Warning: These features are not available to everyone for a reason. They may not work properly and may adversely affect your browser’s performance. Activate flags at your own risk.

First, open the Chrome browser on your device. Flags are available for Chrome on almost all platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android.

Then write chrome://flags in the address bar and press enter.

go to the side with chrome flags

You will now be on a page titled “Experimental.” It is divided into two columns: Available and Unavailable. You can scroll through the “Available” list or search for a specific flag.

chrome flag search

When you find a flag to turn on, select the drop-down menu (usually “Default.”) And select “Enabled.”

Activate a flag by selecting Activated from the drop-down menu.

After activating a flag, restart your browser to apply the change. You can activate multiple flags before restarting. Select the blue “Restart” button when you are ready.

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That’s all there is to it. You have entered a larger world of browser customization. Now go out there and test potentially upcoming Chrome features!