Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most widely used web browsers around the world. It is available on a number of platforms, such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Google’s very own Android. It appears that the company is currently readying a couple of new touch based features for the web browser, which have already been rolled out in the nightly Canary test build. First up is the new slide-to-navigate feature, which will allow users to swipe left or right to go either back or forward in a web page.
The Chrome team is apparently experimenting with the pinch-to-zoom feature as well. Chrome Canary build flags reveal an “enable pinch scale” option, which works by using the fingers to zoom in or out of a web page. Chrome definitely needs to have a few touch based features, given the fact that the company has already released its touchscreen Chromebook pixel notebook. Moreover, a host of Windows 8 touchscreen laptops are also available in the market, their users are likely to use Google Chrome as their default web browser. The new minor features are currently being tested out, they’re likely to be released in the final build, which may roll out in the near future.