ChromeOS Release Notes

  1. Stable

    ChromeOS 125

    May 28, 2024

  2. Beta

    ChromeOS 126

    Expected June 2024

  3. Dev

    ChromeOS 127

    Expected July 2024

  1. Current LTS

    ChromeOS 120

    January 4, 2024

  2. Next LTC

    ChromeOS 126

    Expected June 2024

Stable Channel

Released to stable on May 28, 2024

Gain GenAI insights on your code through the Chrome DevTools Console. ChromeOS 125 includes expansions to GenAI, live captioning, extension safety, and more. Available on May 28, 2024.

Get coding insights in Chrome DevTools Console

In Chrome 125, a new Generative AI (GenAI) feature becomes available for unmanaged users: Generating insights for Chrome DevTools Console warnings and errors. These insights provide a personalized description and suggested fixes for the selected errors and warnings.

Install PWAs from anywhere with Add to Chromebook

ChromeOS 125 introduces the ability to install your PWA from anywhere with our Add to Chromebook badge and a ChromeOS App URL. This also introduces our new classic desktop-like install wizard for PWAs. It’ll display your PWA’s name, description, icons, and screenshots if you’ve got your Web App Manifest set up for the richer install UI.

Locale expansion for Live Captions and Dictation

ChromeOS 125 expands support for live captions from 1 to 6 languages and dictation from 1 to 18 locales. We now use a new voice recognition model that provides additional battery savings.

  • Live captioning. Live captions on ChromeOS can be used on videos played with the Gallery player app, in YouTube, in Google Meet, in Zoom, or social media sites. To see or change your current live captions language, select Settings > Audio and captions > Live Caption > Manage languages. For more information on live captions, see this Help Center article.

Dictation. Dictation is available on Google Docs, or in any other text input by enabling dictation in the taskbar, clicking the Mic button, and speaking. To see or change your dictation language, select Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard and text input > Dictation > Language. For more information on dictation, see this Help Center article.

ChromeOS Audio Bluetooth telephony

ChromeOS now supports call control buttons on compatible Bluetooth headsets, including answering, rejecting or terminating a call, and muting the microphone.

Reduce Animations toggle for ChromeOS

A reduced animation setting is now available on ChromeOS under Accessibility > Display and Magnification > Reduced Animations. If you experience motion sickness, distractions or other types of discomfort when viewing animations, you can benefit from enabling this setting.

Extensions Safety Check expansion

The Extensions Safety Check notifies users about extensions that might contain malware, policy violations, and extensions that have been unpublished long ago. It provides an interface for users to review these extensions and decide to keep or remove each flagged extension.

To expand the usefulness and the scope of this feature, Chrome 125 adds new triggers so that other potentially risky extensions can also be reviewed by users. There are two new extension types that we now flag for the user to review. 

  • Extensions that are not installed from the Chrome Web Store
  • Extensions that violate store policy by using deceptive installation tactics and are considered unwanted software

Extensions that are force-installed, installed by policy, version-pinned or blocked by policy are ignored and not flagged by these trigger criteria.

Also released in ChromeOS 125

Control Gallery video playback speed, along with a few updates for Enterprise: ChromeOS Passpoint settings, an always-on VPN SAML fix, and captive portal sign-in. Here’s what was also released with ChromeOS 125.

Warn users before disconnecting Bluetooth HID

In ChromeOS 125 and later, Chromeboxes and Chromebases display a notification to prevent unintended Bluetooth device disconnections. This notification appears when you attempt to disable Bluetooth while only Human Interface Devices (HIDs) like keyboards or mice connected via Bluetooth are active.

ChromeOS Gallery video player now has a playback speed menu to control the playback speed.

Always-on VPN SAML fix

To better support Enterprise customers who use SAML authentication and VPN in always-on strict mode (where no user traffic can get to the internet except via the VPN), we've added a new policy AlwaysOnVpnPreConnectUrlAllowlist.

ChromeOS Passpoint settings

You can now view and manage Wi-Fi Passpoint in ChromeOS Settings. Under the Passpoint detailed page, view and remove an installed Passpoint subscription.

Add PrivateIP to DoH with identifiers

A network identifier was added to the secure DNS URI templates with identifiers policy. Admins can now configure a new placeholder in the DNS URI templates, which is replaced with the device local IP addresses when the users are connected to managed networks.

Send download reports without explicit user decision

The Client Safe Browsing Report is a telemetry report sent to Safe Browsing when a warning is shown in Chrome. Today, download reports are sent when users discard or bypass a download warning. Based on the learnings from the initial tailored warning experiment, many download warnings are not explicitly discarded or bypassed. Reports are not sent for these warnings, so Safe Browsing doesn't have visibility on the effectiveness of these warnings. This feature aims to close this telemetry gap by sending reports when the download is auto-discarded or the browser is closed.

Remove enterprise policy used for Base URL inheritance

In Chrome 114, we introduced NewBaseUrlInheritanceBehaviorAllowed to prevent users or Google Chrome variations from enabling NewBaseUrlInheritanceBehavior, in case compatibility issues were discovered. Chrome 125 removes the temporary NewBaseUrlInheritanceBehaviorAllowed policy.

Captive portal sign-in window

ChromeOS 125 allows easier captive portal sign-in with a dedicated window. The window opens as a tabless popup window. The URL is shown but it is not editable.

New policies in Admin console

There are several new policies available in Admin console:

  • DevToolsGenAiSettings. These features in Google Chrome's DevTools employ generative AI models to provide additional debugging information. To use these features, Google Chrome has to collect data such as error messages, stack traces, code snippets, and network requests and send them to a server owned by Google, which runs a generative AI model. Response body or authentication and cookie headers in network requests are not included in the data sent to the server.
  • ContextualGoogleIntegrationsEnabled. Improve productivity by allowing information from Google apps and services to appear on Google ChromeOS system surfaces. If this policy is Enabled or left unset, the integrations selected in ContextualGoogleIntegrationsConfiguration are enabled. If this policy is Disabled, all integrations are disabled.
  • ContextualGoogleIntegrationsConfiguration. Select which services are included when ContextualGoogleIntegrationsEnabled is Enabled. When ContextualGoogleIntegrationsEnabled is Disabled, all services will be disabled, regardless of the settings of this policy. When ContextualGoogleIntegrationsEnabled is Enabled or not set, services can be selected by this policy.
  • DeviceExtensionsSystemLogEnabled. Enterprise extensions can add logs via the chrome.systemLog API to a system log file. Setting the policy to Enabled will allow the logs to be persisted in the system log file for a limited amount of time. Setting the policy to Disabled or leaving it unset does not allow the logs to be added to the system log file which means that logs will not be persisted between sessions.
  • DeviceDlcPredownloadList. This policy lets an administrator set a list of DLCs (Downloadable Content) to be downloaded as soon as possible. Downloaded DLCs are available to all users on the device.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on April 30, 2024

Smoother video play, automatic driver updates, and a new Default Search Engine choice screen arrived with the stable release of ChromeOS on April 30, 2024.

Better traffic prioritization over congested WiFi

Experience smoother video play with less buffering. ChromeOS 124 now includes a new Quality of Service (QoS) feature that ensures better traffic prioritization of video conferencing and gaming applications on congested Wi-Fi networks.

Larger max size for mouse pointers

Adjust your cursor size by going into Settings > Accessibility > Cursor and touchpad and sliding the slider to your preferred size. Larger mouse pointers are helpful for those with low vision, those who are presenting their screen, or those who just prefer to customize their ChromeOS experience.

The ChromeOS Accessibility settings page with a large cursor.

Automatic driver downloads for scanners

To optimize the size of ChromeOS updates, we now download scanner drivers only once a scanner is connected.The driver downloads automatically without any prompt that the user needs to answer. A notification appears to indicate that external drivers are being installed and when installation is complete.

Default Search Engine choice screen

Choose your search engine. As part of our Digital Markets Act (DMA) compliance, Google is introducing choice screens for users to choose their default search engine within Chrome. The choice from the prompt controls the default search engine setting, currently available at chrome://settings/search.

Fast Pair for mice on ChromeOS

Fast Pair is now available for mice on ChromeOS. Bring a Fast Pair-compatible mouse close to your ChromeOS device, and you’ll be prompted to pair it with a single click.

Also released in ChromeOS 124

WebSQL is now fully deprecated, devices now provide carrier lock, and a few enterprise policies have been introduced for compatibility and control. Here’s what was also released with ChromeOS 124.

Deprecated and removed WebSQL

Deprecation of WebSQL is complete. The policy WebSQLAccess and the deprecation trial, which allows for WebSQL to be available, is no longer available.SQLite over WASM is the official replacement for WebSQL.

Updated enterprise policies for TLS handshake and RSA key usage

In Chrome 114, we introduced InsecureHashesInTLSHandshakesEnabled to control the use of legacy insecure hashes during the TLS handshake process. In Chrome 116, we introduced RSAKeyUsageForLocalAnchorsEnabled to control some server certificate checks. Chrome 124 removes both InsecureHashesInTLSHandshakesEnabled and RSAKeyUsageForLocalAnchorsEnabled policies.

Expanded WebHID permission

Chrome Apps now enables WebHID features in Chrome App Webview, for VDI and Zoom HID support.

Added Extension Cache Invalidation for the managed guest login screen

From ChromeOS 124, the ExtensionInstallForcelist policy supports the rollback of extensions for managed guest sessions and the login screen. This gives admins the option to rollback extensions in case of an erroneous rollout of a new version.

Instant reboot in Managed Guest Session

ChromeOS 124 introduces a UI for admins to initiate an instant reboot action for Managed Guest Sessions.

Dialog to reboot one device.

ChromeOS carrier lock

ChromeOS now supports carrier lock for mobile providers that want to provide subsidized devices to users. On all cellular enabled devices, carriers can lock the device to only allow connection to approved SIM profiles (both eSIM and physical SIM). Locked devices get enrolled to a carrier lock server and when the contract ends, the carrier simply releases the lock and the user is notified on their device. Note that in addition to being blocked for using unauthorized SIM profiles, dev mode is blocked on carrier locked devices.

New policies in Admin console

There are several new policies available in Admin console:

  • AutomaticFullscreenAllowedForUrls. Permits browser dialogs to appear without exiting fullscreen.
  • AutomaticFullscreenBlockedForUrls. Disallows browser dialogs from appearing without exiting fullscreen.
  • MutationEventsEnabled. Enables or disables deprecated mutation events.
  • PrefixedVideoFullscreenApiAvailability. Controls and overrides the PrefixedVideoFullscreen RuntimeEnabled feature, determining whether webkit-prefixed video-specific fullscreen APIs are available.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on April 2, 2024

Promoted to stable release on April 2, 2024, ChromeOS 123 brings several productivity improvements to the ChromeOS desktop—custom keyboard shortcuts, mouse button customization, and faster split screen setup.

Customize your keyboard shortcuts

Assign preferred key combinations to personalize your shortcuts in ChromeOS. Whether you want to improve one-handed accessibility, make them easier to remember, or bring over shortcuts you’re used to in other systems, custom keyboard shortcuts can simplify your day-to-day workflows.

You can build a new shortcut through Settings > Device > Keyboard and inputs > View keyboard shortcuts > Overview mode > Edit > Add Shortcut.

Mouse button customization

If your mouse has more than two buttons, you can now assign them to a set of actions—such as taking a screenshot, muting and unmuting, or inserting emojis. You can also select a key combination to assign to your buttons for any action performed by a keyboard shortcut.

Access these settings through Settings > Device > Mouse > Customize mouse buttons.

Setup Split Screen windows faster

Faster Split Screen setup offers a quicker way to set up your window layout by showing an overview of your open windows on the other side of the screen. With Faster Split Screen, once you snap (or lock) a window in place on one side, you can choose an already-open window from Overview to snap into the other side—or select something from the shelf (the row of apps located at the bottom or side of your screen).

ChromeOS Flex upgrades to the Floss Bluetooth stack

From ChromeOS 123, ChromeOS Flex will upgrade to the Floss Bluetooth stack. As part of this upgrade, the listed devices no longer support Bluetooth functionality. If Bluetooth functionality is critical for these devices, we recommend moving these devices to the LTS channel⁠ to extend the Bluetooth functionality through to October 2024.

  • HP Probook 4530s
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T420
  • HP Elitebook 8460p
  • Apple iMac 11,2
  • Lenovo ThinkPad x220
  • Dell Vostro 3550
  • HP 3115m
  • HP Elitebook 2560p
  • HP ProBook 6465b
  • Lenovo ThinkPad L420

If your devices are unable to connect to Bluetooth after updating to ChromeOS 123, go to chrome://flags and set the flag Use Floss instead of BlueZ to Disabled.

The Use Floss Instead of BlueZ setting which has been set to Disabled.

Control privacy settings per-app

With per-app permissions for microphone and camera, you can go directly to privacy settings to view which apps need access and modify your app permissions—rather than going to two separate places. ChromeOS 123 consolidates app permissions and privacy controls, giving users more transparency by showing which apps need access to privacy sensors and how app permissions are affected by privacy control states.

Also released in ChromeOS 123

Along with the productivity features, ChromeOS 123 introduces a few key quality-of-life improvements: per-app language preferences, natural-sounding text-to-speech voices, and Hotspot connectivity.

Per-app language preferences on Android

Change to your preferred language for individual Android apps. These new settings are available in Settings > Apps > Manage your apps > App language.

New natural-sounding voices for text-to-speech

In ChromeOS 123, we’ve added new natural sounding TTS voices that work offline and are available in 31 languages. Find them under Accessibility settings.

ChromeOS Tether Hotspot

You can now share your cellular network on your Chromebook as a hotspot to other devices without an internet connection. As of ChromeOS 123, this feature only supports T-Mobile in the US. Enable a hotspot by opening Network Settings and toggling on Hotspot.

Data Processor mode rollout for Norway and Belgium

In August 2023, data processor mode for ChromeOS was launched in the Netherlands to give organizations more transparency and control over data sent to and processed by Google. We have now extended this mode to Norway and Belgium. Data Processor mode is available in the Admin console through Device > Chrome > Compliance. For more information, see our Help Center article⁠.

Enhanced Android security for new enterprise customers

On new enterprise domains, ChromeOS now deactivates Android apps for unaffiliated ChromeOS users by default. Unaffiliated ChromeOS users are users on unmanaged devices or on devices that are managed by a different domain than the user. Enterprise customers who want to change the default setting, see our Help Center article⁠.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on March 5, 2024

Released on March 5, 2024, ChromeOS 122 introduced improved screencast recording, new enterprise controls, and a few generative AI features.

Edit your transcribed Screencast recordings

Create and share transcribed screen recordings. You can now trim your screencasts sentence-by-sentence, add and remove paragraph breaks, mute segments of your recordings, and title sections to make long recordings easier to navigate.

Enjoy a new look for ChromeOS media player

ChromeOS media player now has bigger buttons—and colors to match your wallpaper. Play video or audio to reveal the media player under Quick Settings and click the Pin icon to move the media player to the shelf. ChromeOS media player lets you control media being cast or start casting media to speakers and screens on your local network.

Media controls box, with a pin selected in the upper right corner. The media player shows the media source,, the title of the content, the producer of the content, and the thumbnail associated with the content. At the bottom are the following media controls: go back, play, go forward, and fullscreen.

Extend battery time with the updated Battery Saver

Battery Saver will now reduce brightness on your display and keyboard backlighting, throttle display refresh rate and available compute budget, and turn off certain energy-intensive background functions to let you squeeze more battery life out of your devices. When enabled, Battery Saver switches on automatically when your battery level reaches 20%.

Generative AI features introduced to Chrome 122

Three new Generative AI (GenAI) features are now available for managed users signed into Chrome browser:

  • Tab organizer: Chrome can automatically suggest tab groups based on the URL and title of opened websites. To use this feature, right-click on any tab and select Organize similar tabs.
  • Create themes with AI: Create a unique Chrome theme (a combination of a color and a wallpaper image) using GenAI. To use the feature, open a new tab. At the bottom right click Customize Chrome. Select Change theme > Create with AI. You can then choose from preset options for subject, mood, style, and color.
  • Get help writing on the web with AI: Kickstart the writing process, and write with more confidence, in free-form text fields across the web. To use this feature, right-click on a text field and select Help me write.

Initially, these three features will only be available to users in English in the US. Admins can control these settings using the following policies: TabOrganizerSettings⁠, CreateThemesSettings⁠ and HelpMeWriteSettings⁠.

Also released in ChromeOS 122

ChromeOS for enterprise got a few updates to authentication flows, data controls, and badge-based authentication. Updates to ChromeOS 122 include:

Content scanning with BCE

BeyondCorp Enterprise (BCE)⁠ enables continuous and real-time end-to-end protection. Content scanning with BCE is a new way to evaluate and enforce data controls restrictions on file transfers based on signals from BeyondCorp Enterprise.

Enhanced SAML reauthentication flows

We’ve introduced certain internal changes to our SAML single sign-on implementation. These changes will impact customers with misconfigured SAML settings. In particular, if you set the policy LoginAuthenticationBehavior⁠ to Redirect to SAML IdP by default, ensure that the Single Sign-on⁠ policy is set to Enable SAML—otherwise your SAML-based IdP won’t be loaded.

Badge-based authentication

From ChromeOS 122 on, certain third-party Identity Management Providers (IdPs) can use badge authentication on ChromeOS devices. Users can simply start a session with a badge tap, and leave the session with another badge tap. To learn more, see Set up badge-based authentication⁠.

IKEv2 VPN support

ChromeOS 122 includes new options in the Admin console for Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2 (IKEv2⁠) VPN protocols.

Mandatory extensions in Incognito

Admins can now specify if there are certain extensions that users must turn on to use Incognito mode. There is a new toggle in Admin console > Apps & extensions that can be applied for individual extensions. To use Incognito mode, users need to turn on Allow in Incognito for all required enterprise extensions.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on February 6, 2024

ChromeOS 121 reached stable release on February 6, 2024, bringing with it updates to App Streaming on Chromebooks, dictation, and ChromeOS Flex End of Life support.

Use ChromeVox when App Streaming on Chromebooks

When using App Streaming on Chromebooks, you can now use ChromeVox to navigate a streaming Android app. The Android app’s accessibility tree is streamed in tandem with the app itself and can be interacted with using ChromeOS screen reader capabilities.

Enable dictation using the keyboard

You can now enable dictation using search + d on your keyboard (or the dictation key on some Logitech keyboards). When enabling dictation, a dialog will appear to inform you that you are about to enable dictation, that certain speech files may be downloaded, and where to go to change your dictation language.

A ChromeOS desktop featuring an alert with the header ‘Turn on dictation.' The text reads: ‘You can type using your voice. To use dictation, press the dictation key or select the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen when you are on a text field. Your dictation language is English (United States). Speech files will be downloaded. To change dictation language, go to Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard and text input.' After the text, there are two prompts: ‘Cancel' and ‘Turn on'.

ChromeOS Flex End of Device support

As of January 01, 2024, support has been discontinued for the ChromeOS Flex devices that officially ended support in 2023. The devices will continue to receive ChromeOS Flex updates but these updates will no longer be tested or maintained by the Flex team. For the full list of devices ending support you can review our Certified models list⁠.

Also released in ChromeOS 121

Printing, trackpad gestures, and Enterprise DataControls just got updates. Let’s take a look at some of the other changes coming with ChromeOS 121:

Borderless printing

With a compatible printer, you can now print photographs on photograph paper, without borders.

No more onboarding messages for Assistant

ChromeOS 121 removes the welcome or onboarding messages offered to a new user when launching Assistant on ChromeOS for the first time.

Additional fields for security investigation

ChromeOS Data Control events will have additional fields to enrich admin insights in the security investigation tool.

Enterprise DataControls (DLP) file restrictions

Use new DLP file restrictions to control what users can do with files on ChromeOS devices through source and destination based rules. DLP file restrictions are now available for events like copy and paste, screen capture, screen sharing, and printing. IT administrators can create an information protection strategy with rules based on the data source, destination and user.

Stable Channel LTS

Released to stable on January 4, 2024

ChromeOS 120 reached stable release on January 4, 2024, introducing a new method of managing virtual disks and deprecating support for legacy ChromeOS media containers and codecs.

Quickly manage virtual disks with the Bento Button

ChromeOS 120 introduces fast access to operations such as desk visualization, desk switching, desk creation, and desk ordering via a new shelf button. The ChromeOS Virtual Desk Button (“Bento Button”) is now available for all users who utilize virtual desks.

Deprecation of support for legacy ChromeOS media containers and codecs

ChromeOS 120 deprecates support for MPEG4 Part 2 video codec and AVI container. You can temporarily re-enable support for this functionality using chrome://flags/#cros-legacy-media-formats until ChromeOS 125, after which support will be removed.

Also released in ChromeOS 120

You now have more options for configuring your on-screen, keyboard, mouse, and emoji experiences on ChromeOS. ChromeOS 120 included the following changes:

Disable and adjust mouse scroll acceleration

ChromeOS 120 adds new controls to let users disable mouse scroll acceleration and adjust scroll speed.

Configure and customize keyboard keys

Configure settings for actions such as right-click, home, end, and page up in the Customize keyboard keys subpage.

Resize PiP with pinch

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) windows can now be resized with a pinch gesture. Place two fingers on the window and pinch or spread to adjust the window size to your screen.

New look for the Emoji Picker

ChromeOS 120 brings a new dynamic color palette to the floating Emoji and GIF Picker.

Enable XDR Authentication Events

Authentication events (login/out lock/unlock) can now be enabled as part of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) on ChromeOS. Once rollout is complete, XDR systems will be able to use these events to provide insights on the device security posture.

View App Details in App Managemen

Get details about installed apps. Navigate to Settings > Apps > Manage your apps, select an app to view the app’s storage usage, version number, and information about how it was installed.

New or updated ChromeOS policies in the Admin console

Stable Channel

Released to stable on November 14, 2023

ChromeOS 119 reached stable release on November 14, 2023. As of this version of ChromeOS, WebSQL has been deprecated. ChromeOS 119 also brings with it a number of user experience improvements, such as improved access to camera and microphone settings and group tab management.

WebSQL is no longer available as of ChromeOS 119

Chrome 119 removes WebSQL access in all contexts. Access to WebSQL is available until Chrome 123 using the WebSQLAccess⁠ policy, but we recommend that WebSQL users switch to SQLite compiled to WebAssembly.

Manage camera and microphone settings in Privacy Hub

Completely turn off your camera or microphone with a single click. ChromeOS users can now manage their camera and microphone settings across the operating system from one place: Settings > Security and Privacy > Privacy controls.

Save, recall, and sync Tab Groups

You can now organize, save, and recall groups of tabs with Tab Groups. Tab Groups sync between devices to provide a cohesive user experience. You can disable syncing Tab Groups using the SyncTypesListDisabled policy.

Use Drive offline on Chromebook Plus devices

Enterprise users on Chromebook Plus⁠ devices can now make their My Drive section of Google Drive available offline. You can control offline syncing using the DriveFileSyncAvailable enterprise policy.

Also released in ChromeOS 119

ChromeOS 119 adds several features, policies, and templates to improve administrative control, user experience, and security.

DevTools internal errors now report to Chrome internal crash reporting

To improve Chrome’s stability, DevTools internal errors are now reported through Chrome’s existing crash reporting pipeline. This provides visibility into the stability of Chrome DevTools.

UI strings in Chrome shift from “Clear” to “Delete” when destroying data

This GUI improvement is targeted toward improving users’ understanding of the associated effects on their data.

ChromeOS Admin templates introduced

With App Launch Automation, admins can now configure groups of applications, windows and tools that can be launched automatically on startup or on-demand by users throughout their day.

New policy for SharedImages for PPAPI Video Decode

Chrome 119 introduces a new PPAPISharedImagesForVideoDecoderAllowed policy to control the recent refactor for VideoDecoder APIs in PPAPI plugin.

Improved security with hash-prefix real-time lookups

For standard Safe Browsing protection users, visited URLs now have their safety checked in real time instead of against a less frequently updated local list of unsafe URLs. If needed, the feature can be disabled through the policy SafeBrowsingProxiedRealTimeChecksAllowed.

Remove Authorization header upon cross-origin redirect

Prior to Chrome 119, when a cross origin redirect, such as from foo.test to bar.test, happened with an Authorization header, Chrome preserved the Authorization header and bar.test could receive the header. Starting Chrome 119, Chrome removes Authorization headers when cross origin redirects happen.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on October 17, 2023

ChromeOS 118 reached stable release on October 17, 2023, introducing a variety of user experience improvements. One notable feature is the introduction of Tabbed PWAs⁠—with a small modification to your web manifest, you can choose to display your PWA with tabbed navigation. Other changes include improved touch text editing, streamlined password recovery, in-context printer setup assistance.

Display apps in tabbed mode with Tabbed PWAs

Let your users manage multiple tabs within a single window by displaying your Progressive Web App (PWA) in tabbed application mode. Tabbed application mode provides an intuitive, familiar tab navigation strip for users to manage multiple files, documents, or conversations simultaneously.

A PWA displayed in tabbed application mode.

To use tabbed application mode with your PWA, update display_override in your web app manifest:

  "display": "standalone",
  "display_override": ["tabbed"]

Also released in ChromeOS 118

ChromeOS 118 updates user experience with improved touch text editing, streamlined password recovery, and in-context printer setup assistance.

Touch text editing

Touch text editing is easier and more intuitive. Updates to touch text editing include a more intuitive gesture system, usability improvements around gesture intentions and text legibility, and a brand new magnifier that automatically shows precise cursor positions.

Password recovery

Password recovery is faster. ChromeOS users who have forgotten their password can now recover their account along with all associated local data, rather than losing their local data. Administrators can control this feature with the RecoveryFactorBehavior policy.

Printer setup assistance

ChromeOS now provides more in-context help for printing, including an easier way to save printers, new set up instructions and help content, and printer status directly integrated on the settings page.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on September 19, 2023

ChromeOS 117 reached stable release on September 19, 2023. Features include a new timelapse recording feature, updates to the Bluetooth stack, and new themes and personalization options with Google Material 3.

Record Timelapse video in Camera App

Take timelapse video without leaving the built-in Camera App on your ChromeOS device. To use this feature, open the Camera App, select Video, and then select Timelapse. Camera App determines the right speed for the timelapse video based on duration recorded—and you can record for as long as you have space available on your device.
Timelapse mode in the built-in camera app, showing a timelapse video of a pink flower surrounded by green leaves. The timelapse option is available under the Video category after Normal and GIF.

Enjoy new themes and personalization with Google Material 3

Control the look of your ChromeOS device using the new ChromeOS Personalization App. Thanks to Google Material 3⁠, Google’s new design platform, ChromeOS 117 brings with it:

  • A new set of themes which dynamically update to reflect your wallpaper and style.
  • A new look for almost all system surfaces with updated text, menus, icons or elements.

The wallpaper and screen saver settings screen, showing four options for accent colors created to match the chosen wallpaper. The first set of accent colors is selected, as is dark mode, with light mode and auto also available. The Earth Flow screensaver, a Chromebook Plus exclusive, is also chosen

Preserve battery health with Adaptive Charging

Adaptive Charging is a new ChromeOS power management feature. Devices with Adaptive Charging enabled via Settings will charge to 80% and then complete charging to 100% based on an ML model’s prediction for when you will unplug your device. Reducing the time a device spends at 100% charge helps preserve the battery’s health and its ability to hold a charge over the lifetime of the device.

Built-in color correction settings for enhanced accessibility

ChromeOS now has built-in color correction settings that make it easier to see colors on your screen. In ChromeOS Accessibility settings, under Display and Magnification, you can enable color filters for protanopia, deuteranopia or tritanopia, or to view the display in grayscale. Use a slider to customize the filters’ intensity to meet your needs.

Enhanced options in clipboard history

ChromeOS 117 introduces enhancements to Clipboard History, including new entry points, ways to discover the feature, and simplifying feature comprehension—making it easier to discover and use. You can now see more detail for items in your clipboard history and access clipboard history items nested directly in context menus.

Android 13 starts rolling out to ChromeOS

Android 13 has started to roll out to ChromeOS. Test your app with Android 13 behavior changes—and develop with Android 13 APIs—by setting up the Android 13 SDK⁠, using an Android Virtual Device (AVD), or testing on ChromeOS devices updated with Android 13.

Also released in ChromeOS 117

You’ll find a few other quality-of-life features packed into ChromeOS 117, including an update to the Android Bluetooth stack, contextual battery state sounds, and GIF support within the Emoji Picker.

Update to the Android Bluetooth stack

Starting in ChromeOS 117, and gradually applying to all ChromeOS devices, this Bluetooth software change brings the Android Bluetooth stack, Fluoride, to ChromeOS. The transition happens seamlessly on login, preserving existing paired devices, and should work with Bluetooth devices today with no interruptions. If you experience issues, please file feedback and, if necessary, disable the new stack via chrome://flags/#bluetooth-use-floss.

ChromeOS battery state sounds:

Audible sounds now indicate battery status. Users can turn on and off these sounds and Admins can control them using the [DeviceLowBatterySoundEnabled]( policy.

Emoji Picker with GIF support

The emoji picker now supports GIFs. Search and find the perfect GIF to express yourself. For managed devices, this feature is disabled by default.

Up Next Calendar view with Join video call integration

See your upcoming events directly from the calendar view and join any digital meetings directly with the new Join button.

ChromeVox dialog changes

We’ve made some changes to the initial out-of-the-box experience (OOBE) dialog that explains what ChromeVox is, who might benefit from activating ChromeVox, and requires pressing space instead of offering an on-screen button. With this update, we hope to reduce the number of users who inadvertently activate ChromeVox.

System answer cards in Launcher search

When you search for the status of your OS version, battery, RAM, storage, or CPU, in Launcher, you can now see that information previewed in the search results.

Avoid content control escapes on the login or lock screen

Administrators can now control and limit the available content on end-users login and lock screens when identity federation is used with a third party identity provider (using SAML or OIDC), using two new policies: [DeviceAuthenticationURLAllowlist]( and [DeviceAuthenticationURLBlocklist](

Nudge managed users towards enrolling non-ZTE devices

This feature enables administrators to demand managed users to enroll their non-zero touch devices by introducing a new user policy, UserEnrollmentNudging, which can be configured to require enrollment of the given user. If the policy is enabled and the managed user misses the enrollment step and performs first sign in on the device, a pop-up is shown suggesting to either switch to enrollment flow or use another email for sign-in, essentially preventing the managed user from signing in without enrollment.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on August 22, 2023

ChromeOS 116 reached stable release on August 22, 2023⁠. Features new to ChromeOS 116 include a new data processor mode, expanded language and emoji support for Linux apps, and a variety of enhanced and updated settings and features.

Data processor mode on ChromeOS

ChromeOS 116 introduces a data processor mode⁠ for a suite of ChromeOS features and services called Essential Services⁠. Now, features and services for which Google remains solely a data controller are called “Optional Services”. New tools available in data processor mode for ChromeOS include a data processor mode landing page in the Admin console, the ability to turn on/off individual Optional Services, tools to assist customers with Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), and a tool to assist customers with data subject deletion requests.

Expanded language and emoji support for Linux apps

Input method support within Linux apps on ChromeOS is now available by default. You can now use Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and other keyboard languages⁠ in locally installed Linux apps on Chromebooks, like VS Code and LibreOffice—a long standing feature request⁠. Input method support is currently available for GTK⁠ and Electron apps. This update also enables use of the emoji picker.

Removal of permissive Chrome Apps webview behaviors

As early as Chrome 116, Chrome Apps webview⁠ usage has a new restriction. Using the webview NewWindow⁠ event to attach to a webview element in another App window causes the window reference returned by the call in the originating webview to be invalidated. A temporary policy, ChromeAppsWebViewPermissiveBehaviorAllowed⁠, is available to give enterprises time to address possible breakage related to these changes.

Enhanced autocorrect features

Autocorrect is now enabled by default for English in compatible apps, automatically fixing typos, spelling, and other errors. In addition to the new Autocorrect for physical keyboards, this update also enhances the performance of the virtual keyboard’s Autocorrect and other Assistive features.

Also released in ChromeOS 116

ChromeOS 116 additionally introduced a variety of setting updates, feature changes, and optimizations to enhance user experience.

ChromeOS OCR in PDFs for screen reader users

Through Optical Character Recognition (OCR), users can convert images to text, so that they can access and read them using a screen reader.

ChromeVox settings move to ChromeOS setting

In ChromeOS 116, you now access the existing settings for ChromeVox under the ChromeOS Accessibility settings pages.

Customizing input peripherals per device settings

Users can now manage settings for their input peripherals, such as their mouse and keyboard, at the device level and apply different values for different devices.

Managing Android App permissions

Now, users can see a detailed view of the data an Android app can access on the Apps page in Settings, and they can easily manage those permissions.

ChromeOS Kerberos integration enhancements

Starting with ChromeOS 116, we streamline the end user configuration flows for ChromeOS Kerberos customers. The new UI enhancements guide users through configuring their Kerberos accounts in a guided flow, similar to Password Manager. For details, see this help center⁠ article.

Commercial launch of screensaver

The commercial launch of screensaver for the login screen or MGS lock screen allows admins to customize the appearance of idle devices. Newly added admin settings include the abilities to turn on/off the screensaver, to provide a list of screensaver images, and to customize idle times.

URL-keyed anonymized data collection in Kiosk mode

The policy for URL-keyed anonymized data collection is now supported in Kiosk mode. This policy will be added to the Admin console in a future release.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on July 20, 2023

ChromeOS 115 reached stable release on July 20, 2023⁠. Highlights of ChromeOS 115 include updates to app streaming, a new floating window state, and the ability to pause casting when sharing your screen.

App Streaming on ChromeOS

As of ChromeOS 115, App Streaming enhances the Phone Hub⁠ experience, by allowing users to see and interact with streamed apps running on their Pixel phone. When a user receives a mirrored conversation notification from their Pixel phone, tapping on that notification kicks off an app stream directly to the user’s ChromeOS desktop. This is part of a Google-wide ambient computing⁠ effort.

Floating windows on ChromeOS

In Chrome 115, a new window layout menu in ChromeOS helps to accelerate common actions like split-screening two windows. In addition, we’re adding a new window state, float, which allows users to set a window as always-on-top.

Pause cast for cast moderator

While using cast moderator⁠, sometimes users need a quick way to pause what they are casting from their device. In ChromeOS 115, with Pause cast, you can now pause what you cast to the shared screen on a still image, while you do something else on your computer. In ChromeOS Quick Settings or from Chrome browser Cast menu, select Pause to display the last casted screen on the cast receiver. While paused, other actions you perform on your computer are not cast to the cast receiver. When cast is resumed, your computer starts mirroring to the cast receiver again.

Enhanced signature options for PDF toolkit

In ChromeOS 115, the Gallery PDF toolkit makes it easier for users to sign their documents, allowing for the creation of a free-hand signature that is saved in the app for subsequent use. Gallery is the ChromeOS media multi-tool that provides users with fast, consistent, and discoverable ways to view, tweak, and route various media types.

Seamless, secure connection to Wi-Fi networks

Passpoint streamlines Wi-Fi access and eliminates the need for users to find and authenticate a network each time they visit. Once a user accesses the Wi-Fi network offered at a location, the Passpoint-enabled client device will automatically connect upon subsequent visits. Wi-Fi Passpoint is now supported on ChromeOS through supported Android applications. Wi-Fi Passpoint is a set of Wi-Fi mechanisms defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance that facilitate and automate the provisioning and configuration of secure Wi-Fi networks while also minimizing user intervention. Once provisioned, whenever a compatible and secured Wi-Fi network is in range, ChromeOS can automatically connect to it without the need for user interaction.

Also released in ChromeOS 115

Other ChromeOS 115 updates include:

Expanded language packs

Some Google Text-to-Speech voices that were previously preinstalled are now downloaded over the network when they are needed. This frees up some space on the ChromeOS device.

New keyboard Shortcut app

The new Shortcut App offers a new navigation and taxonomy, easier in-app search functionalities and a refreshed shortcut visualization.

Stable Channel LTS

Released to stable on June 6, 2023

ChromeOS 114 reached stable release on June 6, 2023⁠, bringing with it a pre-installed stylus-first notes app, streamlined Wi-Fi access, and a new audio indicator for ChromeVox, the built-in screen reader on Chromebooks.

Cursive notes app now available for Chromebook

Cursive⁠, a stylus-first notes app, will be pre-installed for all Enterprise and Education accounts on stylus-enabled Chromebooks. If you want to block access to the app⁠, you can prevent Chromebooks in your enterprise from accessing

Streamlined Wi-Fi access with Passpoint

Starting with ChromeOS 114, Passpoint will streamline Wi-Fi access and eliminate the need for users to find and authenticate a network each time they visit. Once a user accesses the Wi-Fi network offered at a location, the Passpoint-enabled client device will automatically connect upon subsequent visits.

Extensions for Incognito navigation

Extensions allow admins to enforce security features and customizations in their organizational unit but they cannot be enforced in Incognito mode without user consent. This can be a problem as users can bypass extension-set features, for example, proxies by using Incognito mode for navigation.The MandatoryExtensionsForIncognitoNavigation⁠ policy allows you to configure a list of extensions that users need to explicitly allow to run in Incognito, to use Incognito mode for navigation.

Audio controls in ChromeOS settings

Settings on ChromeOS now have a more native OS settings experience housed in the Settings app, available through App Launcher or the cog icon in the Quick Settings menu. In ChromeOS 114, users can now find all sound controls in the ChromeOS Settings apps.

Audio indicator for ChromeVox earcons

ChromeVox⁠ is the built-in screen reader on Chromebooks. In ChromeOS 114, an audio indicator (an earcon) now plays when a user with ChromeVox enabled uses the ChromeVox keyboard shortcut to toggle selection on or off.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on May 4, 2023

ChromeOS 113 was promoted to stable release on May 4, 2023, focused primarily on security and privacy updates.

Screensaver preview

In ChromeOS 113, a new option allows users to preview screensaver settings before applying the change. This preview is especially useful when using Google Photos with animations.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on April 6, 2023

ChromeOS 112 released on April 6, 2023, introducing several user productivity features and application updates.

Rupee symbol fast access

Access the Rupee symbol faster than before. ChromeOS 112 introduced a Rupee symbol shortcut: ₹ (altgr+4). On the virtual keyboard, you can access the Rupee symbol in the More Symbols menu.

Screen Capture improvements

Enhance demos made with Screen Capture by letting users see your clicks and keyboard shortcuts on screen. Screen Capture brings users closer together—and makes it easier to collaborate in a remote and hybrid world.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on March 9, 2023

ChromeOS 111 is here as of March 9, 2023. Update your devices to the newest version of ChromeOS to enjoy faster pairing with Bluetooth devices, internationalized screencast transcriptions, and refinements for dark/light mode theme colors.

Screencasts: transcribe in multiple languages

From troubleshooting to standups, screencasts⁠ let you work remotely as though you’re in the same office—wherever you are in the world. Now, screencasts can be recorded and transcribed in a wide range of languages including Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, and German.

On ChromeOS devices, speech-to-text transcription is done on-device via SODA⁠. SODA was only available for devices set to ENG-US—so, only English-speaking users in the US could record screencasts. ChromeOS 111 extends recording capabilities to a broader range of languages by integrating Google’s S3 Speech-to-Text API⁠.

Theme color: transition between Dark/Light modes

ChromeOS 111 includes an update to the algorithm that automatically matches your dark/light color theme to your wallpaper. Enjoy improved color aesthetics, readability, and contrast, for a more pleasant and accessible visual experience.

ChromeOS 111 is now available

New ChromeOS releases don’t just add features—they include bug fixes and optimizations that keep ChromeOS stable. You can help by reporting bugs⁠ to the developer community. Under the hood, the new release includes a variety of other improvements to events management, APIs, and UX.

ChromeOS 111 released to beta on February 9 and is currently available as a stable release. To continue getting essential ChromeOS information, sign up for the ChromeOS newsletter.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on January 12, 2023

ChromeOS 110 was released for beta on January 12, 2023 and is now starting to roll out to stable. This new iteration of ChromeOS brings with it a number of security fixes, alongside features such as faster parental approvals, enhanced Bluetooth call quality, and improved assistive feedback.

Channel labeling: easily see which channel you’re on

Trying out the latest version of ChromeOS? If you’re on a non-stable channel (such as Beta, Dev, or Canary), you can see which channel you’re on. Channel labeling now appears next to the Battery Icon on the bottom right of your screen.

Channel labeling UI showing the user on Beta with the ChromeOS version they're on.

Clicking on the the Time will open quick settings. There, you’ll see channel labeling, too, with the version you’re on and a button to quickly submit feedback. Clicking on the channel label will take you to a settings screen that includes the ability to change your channel, see your update schedule, and get build details for your device.

Parental approvals: quickly approve blocked websites

Quickly approve blocked websites on your child’s Chromebook without the Family Link App⁠. When blocked from accessing a website, your child can ask you to approve their request in person.

For more details, see Manage your child’s account on Chromebook⁠.

Bluetooth headsets: hold higher quality calls

Sound more natural in calls and conferences when using a Bluetooth headset. Your ChromeOS device now increases call quality by reconstructing the high-frequency audio components that are not transmitted from Bluetooth headsets.

ChromeOS Camera App: automatically detect low storage

Manage your storage more effectively when using the ChromeOS Camera App⁠. Now, if ChromeOS Camera detects that your system storage is running low, it shows a warning message—and stops recording before using all your storage.

Assistive feedback: get predictive, inline assistance

Get the answers you need faster. As you share your problems, concerns, or suggestions through the Google Feedback form⁠, Assistive Feedback returns related help articles to help you self-diagnose your problems.

ChromeOS 110 is available now

ChromeOS 110 hit stable release in early February, bringing with it the above features and a variety of smaller enhancements. Other features include improvements to Select-to-speak⁠ and the ability to view PostScript Printer Description (PPD) information across network printers.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on January 12, 2023

On January 12, 2023, ChromeOS 109 was released to the stable channel. Highlights of this release include prioritized audio device selection, color picker improvements, and an expansion of user satisfaction surveys.

Audio devices

If you use your ChromeOS device in multiple scenarios—such as in the office, school, and home—switching between audio devices just became easier. ChromeOS 109 maintains a priority list of audio devices, ordered by user preference. Activate, plug in, or unplug a headset or speakers, and your ChromeOS device will pull the associated settings.

Color picker improvements

In the ChromeOS color palette dialog, you can now choose between Palette and Custom tabs. Tapping the Custom tab displays a freeform color select tool. Users can also enter a HEX code to choose a specific color.

Happiness tracking

ChromeOS uses Happiness Tracking Surveys (HaTS)⁠ surveys to measure user attitudes and ultimately improve user experiences. In ChromeOS 109, we send an expanded dataset for analysis to the User Metrics Analysis (UMA) server⁠.

Stable Channel LTS

Released to stable on November 29, 2022

On November 29, 2022, ChromeOS 108 moved into stable release. ChromeOS 108’s highlights included a faster virtual keyboard, multi-page document scanning, and improved trash management.

Virtual keyboard

If you have a Chromebook with a touchscreen, it’s now even easier to type what you want with a newly redesigned virtual keyboard⁠. With just a tap on the new header bar, you can switch between languages, pull up the emoji library, or access the handwriting tool. The virtual keyboard also processes fast typing even faster—no need to slow yourself down.

ChromeOS Camera App

Manage your documents digitally. Now you can create multi-page PDFs using the document scanning function in the ChromeOS Camera App⁠.

FileApps trash

Previously, deleting a file from “My files” would instantly and permanently delete it. Now, it will go to a new “Trash” section. You’ll have 30 days to change your mind before it’s permanently deleted. Note: This new feature doesn’t support Play, Linux, or Windows file locations.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on October 25, 2022

On October 25, 2022, ChromeOS 107 introduced a variety of new features, including: save and recall desks, the Human Presence Sensor, and accessibility enhancements.

Virtual Desks

As of ChromeOS 107, you can save and close an entire Virtual Desk⁠. Save your desk state—including app windows and layouts—whenever you want to switch gears or focus on a different task. When you’re ready to switch back, you can open your saved desk with a click.

Human Presence Sensor

ChromeOS 107 introduced new privacy features leveraging the Human Presence Sensor⁠. The Human Presence Sensor will lock the screen when you leave—and alert you when another person is looking at your screen. Related features include “Keep Awake,” which prevents the screen from dimming when you’re present, and “Viewing Protection,” which alerts you when an additional person is detected.

ChromeOS accessibility

ChromeOS 107 provides a variety of improvements to its accessibility settings⁠, including more accurate search results, easier to understand feature descriptions, and modifications to the layout for increased discoverability.

Stable Channel

Released to stable on September 27, 2022

ChromeOS 106 moved into stable release on September 27, 2022. New features included changes to default link capture behavior, 4-zone RGB keyboard support, and setting persistence for the note pen.

RGB keyboard

Control your RGB keyboard across four defined zones with the Personalization Hub UI. When you click the Rainbow option, the colors will appear across four zones—rather than a per-key rainbow effect. Read more about using keyboard backlighting on supported devices: Use gaming features on your Chromebook⁠.


Newly installed apps will no longer handle links clicked in the browser by default. Links clicked in the browser will now open in the browser, unless the “Opening supported links” setting is enabled within the Settings app.

Note pen

Color and size settings now persist. Customize your pen while writing notes and your customization will persist into a new session. In the note library, your favorite pen settings—such as color or size—will carry into new notes.