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Google Chrome’s new mobile zoom feature enables magnifying objects by up to 300 per cent.

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You may now zoom in on text, photos, videos, and on-screen buttons in Chrome on Android by up to 300 per cent without distorting the webpage’s design.

Google Chrome is improving its page zoom capability, which should make it more beneficial for users who struggle to read on smaller Android device screens. With the upgraded capability, you may raise the size of text, photos, videos, and interactive controls on mobile web pages by up to 300 per cent while retaining their original structure.

If you download the Chrome beta on your phone or tablet, you can utilise the functionality right away even if it isn’t yet accessible to all Chrome users. By selecting Settings > Accessibility from the three dots menu in the top right corner of the browser, you may enable the feature and then change the zoom level to your preference.

Google will keep this preference for all the websites you visit, saving you from having to constantly adjust it. It will even ignore any sites that attempt to disable zoom functions. Google used to limit user text scaling options to a 200 per cent range.

In addition to these upgrades, Google is also releasing a new freehand annotation capability for Google Drive for Android. Using this, you may annotate PDFs with your finger or a pen and highlight key passages. Also, the PDF with the annotations can be hidden, changed back, deleted, or saved, making it look like a really useful note-taking tool.

Along with adding Quick Pair support for headphones to Chrome OS, Google is also expanding Meet’s noise cancellation function to additional Android devices (though it did not specify which ones), which will automatically pair headphones if you’ve already set them up with an Android smartphone. Support for several fresh basketball and spring-themed emoji combinations will soon be added to Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen.

Putting aside the smaller enhancements, it’s good to see Google improving Chrome with accessibility in mind. We can only hope that other Chromium-based browsers, such as Microsoft Edge, will take Chrome’s lead and implement comparable page zoom enhancements.

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