Android’s rich notifications are making their way to the ChromeOS browser

Google’s Chrome browser will be gaining a new feature ripped right from Android devices — rich web notifications. Users of Android devices should be familiar with the firm’s rich media notifications that have existed for the past few versions. The Chrome browser began to take advantage of that on Android for a while, and now, Google appears to be extending that to desktop platforms.

Now, Chrome Unboxed has spotted a change in Chrome OS Canary beta 76. Web-apps like Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music et al all spawn rich notification cards just like Android phones. Users will be able to control playback from the notification centre without needing to switch tabs or windows.

Google’s rich notifications are something that may make their way over to Windows too given the firm’s support of the Action Center and Microsoft’s own Chromium contributions in recent months.

We’ll have to wait and see on that one.

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