Google Chrome for desktop is getting a refresh look for 2023

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Google Chrome will continue to get better in 2023. According to a report by 9to5google, the popular browser app will get a refreshed look this year, making its design more user-friendly. The update is still in the works, but we can quickly look
at what Google wants to roll out in the coming months. It was first in November that some sources reported Google is working on an interface update for Chrome.

The changes first appeared on Chrome Canary and then found their way to the latest Chromium builds. Of course, the option to see the interface refresh is disabled by default, but you can activate it by a flag (chrome://flags/#chrome-refresh-2023).

Google Chrome gets a new look in 2023

The updates to the Google Chrome  interface are not that prominent but give a modern look to the browser. After enabling the update, you’ll notice that the background tabs have a slight blue tint.


Additionally, there is a more distinct separation between the tabs and the omnibar. The second visible change is the bookmarks interface with rounded text boxes and buttons. The current shape of these boxes is rectangular.

Yet, there are all things we know about Google’s “refresh” package for Chrome in 2023. Unsurprisingly, calling the update a “refresh” means the company is not planning for a major makeover on Chrome.

However, Google might add a few other things, like dynamic theming that chooses the browser’s theme color according to the main color of the wallpaper. This is the same thing we’ve already seen in Material You’ ‘Dynamic Colors’ on Android.


The famous tipster Leopeva64 also alluded to a new design for toggle buttons that might be included in Chrome’s 2023 refresh package. Despite massive efforts from rivals like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome is currently the most popular browser in the market. Likewise, it will continue its reign in 2023. The only downside with the app is its high CPU usage, which might cause issues for users with older devices, but we hope Google finds a solution for it.