Google has released an update for Chrome on iOS, allowing users to customize the location of the address bar to the bottom of the screen, similar to Safari. This feature was previously available in beta versions.
There are two ways to move the address bar. Users can simply long-press on the bar and select “Move address bar to bottom,” or they can access the settings and make changes under the “Address Bar” section.
Google states that this customization option is one of the most requested features by users. However, iPhone users will need to familiarize themselves with Safari, which moved the address bar to the bottom starting in iOS 15 (although users still have the option to move it back to the top). Previously, Chrome for Android also experimented with this feature, but it was met with confusion from users. It seems that the idea behind this change is to accommodate larger screens, where reaching for the top of the screen can be inconvenient.
TLDR: Google has updated Chrome for iOS, enabling users to move the address bar to the bottom of the screen. This feature, previously tested in beta versions, can be accessed by long-pressing on the bar or via settings. While this customization option has been highly requested, iPhone users will need to adjust to the layout change seen in Safari. Chrome for Android has also explored this feature in the past but faced user confusion. The move aims to enhance usability on larger screens.