How To Enable "Google Now" on Chrome Browser For Desktop ?

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If you are a loyal Android user then you might have come across the "Google Now" search bar that remain intact on the home screen. Google Now basically works as a personal voice assistant that lets you accomplish quite a few habitual tasks on the go. 

Enable "Google Now" on Chrome Browser For Desktop

For eg, hit the mic icon on the search bar and call out a contact name, Google Now then will search for the closest possible contact and will ring that contact up, can search for weather, search for articles of your choice, set reminders, set tasks, check calendar entries, appointments, birthday reminders and many many more.

With the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat, you just have to call "OK Google" on the home screen to activate the voice assistance or swiping on to the right from the home screen will directly take you to Google Now.

Google Now Cards are now available with the latest Google Chrome Canary, which basically is an experimental version of the Google Chrome browser best suited for developers as they get updates on a regular basis.

Google Now cards are also available in the latest Chrome browser for Windows and Mac. 

To activate the same for your desktop browser you have to open a tab and copy and paste the following their chrome://flags/#enable-google-now, then head towards the extreme top and make "Default" to "Enabled" for Google Now and click "Relaunch Now" at the bottom of the page to restart the browser. 

Enable "Google Now" on Chrome Browser For Desktop

Once you are done with the above settings, you will see a bell icon in the notification bar of your Windows PC (in our case its a windows PC) or the Mac menu bar. Just look for the bell icon.

Enable "Google Now" on Chrome Browser For Desktop

If you use Google Now on your mobile device, you can see certain Google Now cards on your desktop computer if you're signed into Chrome, including weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards. Some of these cards may be based on the location of your mobile device.

Google Now on Chrome shows a subset of the Now cards you see on your mobile device, which uses your device's location. You can edit your location settings (Location Reporting and Location History) on your Android or iOS device at any time.

Google Chrome and Chrome Canary can be installed simultaneously on the same PC, launching Chrome Canary will automatically enable the Google Now cards notification by default apart from the notifications already present since you got it enabled on the regular Chrome browser.

Closing the Chrome Canary browser will also remove the notifications from the notifications bar of your PC.

We just have started using Google Now on our desktop PC and are kinda liking the same. Let us know your feedback via comments.


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