Most Android users will be familiar with Google Now, the feature that displays “cards” of information, be it the weather, your next flight, an upcoming appointment or the time the ride back home will take depending on the day’s traffic. Its a pretty handy way of staying up to date with relevant information and now you won’t have to whip out your Android smartphone every time you need to catch up. The latest Chrome Canary build for Windows and Mac brings Google Now cards to your desktop.
Users will need to be signed into Chrome in order to see Now cards on the desktop computer. Some cards may be based on the location of the device, and are likely to display information such as sports scores, weather and event reminders. On Windows, the cards are displayed using Chrome’s notification interface in the system tray and on Mac, in the menu bar up top. Clicking the bell icon will reveal them. Users will need to enable the feature manually by going to chrome://flags/#enable-google-now in order to get cards delivered on desktop. Simply switch “Default” to “Enabled” and click on “Relaunch Now.” You’ll be good to go. Keep in mind that the Canary build may feature bugs as its not quite ready for public consumption, so keep an open mind when you encounter said bugs.