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Google’s New Chrome Extensions Asks For Feedback While Browsing

May 11, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Feedback is important to any developer. Whether it’s someone developing their first app, or a company that’s been working on a browser for years and years. It’s important because there are some bugs that developers don’t find during testing, but in the real world other users will find it. Today, Google released a new Chrome extension that asks for feedback. It will ask for feedback in the moment, which is something amazing actually.

Google spoke with VentureBeat regarding the new extension, stating “Once installed from the Chrome Web Store, the extension will occasionally ask you for event-specific feedback about your Chrome experience, like when you see a notification or a malware warning. This is the first-ever survey of its kind, where we are asking for in-the-moment feedback about specific Chrome features and plan on using the anonymous feedback to directly improve Chrome.”

This isn’t mandatory, seeing as it is an extension. But those Chrome users looking to give feedback to the Chrome team, this is an extension you should install. Google already has a few ways that users can send feedback on certain channels. Including the “Report a Issue” option available. Google says that users will occasionally be asked to give event-specific feedback. Google has capped these surveys at two per day and 4 per week. And in all likelihood, you’ll probably get even less than that. The company says that each survey is quick and should take about 2-3 minutes, if that.

Google also says that it does not collect any of your browsing data, “Don’t worry, your information is safe and sound and we’re not monitoring your browsing history. The only data this extension sends to Google is when these infrequent events occur and your survey responses.” The extension is only good for 120 days. After those four months the extension will actually uninstall itself. So if you have issues with Chrome lagging, or being overall slow, this is an extension you should install. Perhaps it’ll push Google to fix those nagging issues with Chrome. You can grab the extension from the link below.