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Google Now Officially Pushed Out for Chrome on Desktop
Google has been filling in the popular Google Now feature of its with a host of new and updated features lately. But new changes made to the same now involves porting the feature to the desktop. And it seems like Google has started making the feature more actively involved for all those PC running the desktop version of Chrome.
With the new updated change in place, users of Google Now's Android and iOS apps can now experience the intuitive personal assistant's context-based notifications from their desktop when using Chrome.
"If you use Google Now on your mobile device, you can see certain Now cards on your desktop computer if you're signed into Chrome, including weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards. Some of these cards may be based on the location of your mobile device," the official post related to the same states.
But if you are wondering as to how the Google Now location settings will work in Chrome, rest assured since Google Now on Chrome will now show a subset of the Now cards that users normally see on their mobile device, using the device's location. Users can later edit their location settings (Location Reporting and Location History) on their Android or iOS device at any time.
So basically, all the notifications will come in the form of Google Now cards, and this will include topics such as weather updates, sports news and scores, traffic alerts and even reminders for certain upcoming events that you had previously noted down. Google has also revealed that some of these notifications that users see on their desktop will be determined by the location of their mobile device.
Apart from that, Google has also updated Google Now's mobile apps to include real-time traffic alerts. So with the update now in place, the app automatically alerts users about accidents and other similar traffic related issues.