A new Chrome tab could show a carousel for recent sites

When you open a new tab on Google Chrome, you’re greeted with a grid of your recently visited sites. That hasn’t changed much over the years. However, according to 9To5Google, Google is testing a visual change to this view. The company is testing a carousel view when you open a new Chrome tab.

When you open a new tab on the Chrome mobile app, you see a 4 x 2 grid of the most recent sites you’ve visited. The grid updates as you visit other sites. This makes browsing faster and easier because you can just tap on the site rather than having to type in the URL.

Chrome could make the new tab grid a carousel

No app is a stranger to minor visual tweaks to the user interface. Google is planning to make one of these minor updates to the Chrome app. The familiar grid you see when you open a new tab could be replaced with a carousel. There is a screenshot provided by 9To5Google that shows this new user interface.

In the screenshot, we only see one row of sites. There are only four sights fully visible on the screen with one of them half cut off. It’s not a huge change, but it does limit the number of sites you can see at once. With the grid, you can see eight of the sites.

Google is not just testing this change

We don’t know if Google will just make this change to the new tab view. The company tested several UI changes for the new tab view. A few weeks ago, Google tested further changes that saw recent sites moved and affected.

For this reason, you shouldn’t expect this to be the only change to the Chrome Android app. We’ll be able to get a better idea of ​​what Google is doing over time and see more testing.