Google is working to make it easier to test experimental features in Chrome with a new tool.
Chrome Canary 89 comes with a Chrome Labs tool that gives users quick access to experimental features. Android Police notes there’s a new beaker icon that opens a toggle pop-up window.
Before this, you could only access them through Chrome’s flags page. Currently the button shows options for the ‘Reading List’ and ‘Tab Search’ functions, but Google is likely to change the functions. Once you select one, you will be prompted to restart Chrome just like you would the normal flags page.
It is currently unknown if Google plans to implement the Labs button for all Chrome users or if it will only appear if users are enrolled in specific server-side deployments.
It’s worth noting that this is not a unique concept, as Firefox also has its own experiment page. If rolled out more widely, this new tool could give Chrome users a way to learn more about the features Google is developing.
Source: Android Police