Today, Google released a new version of its Chrome web browser for Mac with support for the Touch Bar on Apple’s latest MacBook Pro hardware.
The latest update, version 60, brings a few crucial control options to the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Chrome 60 delivers an experience similar to Apple’s own Safari, which was previously the only browser to support the Touch Bar.
With Chrome, users have fingertip access to page back and forward, refresh, favorites and add new tab controls. Tapping a large central text box sporting the Google logo allows for quick input of search terms and web addresses. Chrome’s Touch Bar assets basically mirror the app’s onscreen search bar, save for a dedicated home button and access to extensions.
Last November, Apple launched the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which promised quick and easy access to in-app tools. Though the company has built Touch Bar support into its first-party apps, many third-party developers have yet to take advantage of the keyboard-mounted OLED strip.