Google Chrome 90 Brings New Price Tracking Feature For Some Users

But it is not functional at the moment

Google Chrome 90 was recently rolled out to the stable channel. It brings many new features and improvements, including loading the HTTPS version of default sites, adding support for AV1 encoder to enable video calls on a connection as slow as 30kbps, the possibility link people directly to highlighted text on a web page, and then More. As always, Google has also incorporated some features under development that are not only active, but may be available in a future version of Chrome. One of those work-in-progress features is the price tracking feature.

Some Chrome 90 users see (via Android Police) a new feature that will allow users to track price drops on websites. This feature appeared out of the blue for several users on the tab’s overview page. You can check if it’s available to you by clicking the tab button and then tapping on the three-dot menu in the right corner. If it’s deployed for you, you should see the new “Track Prices” option listed.

If you don’t spot the functionality there, don’t worry; it is possible to trigger it manually. To do this, go to chrome: // flags / # enable-tab-grid-layout, click on the drop-down menu and select the option “Price notifications enabled” from the list. Now restart the browser and go to the tab preview UI again and you should see the follow option. If it still shows up there, try restarting Chrome again – it did the trick for me.

As for the feature itself, it doesn’t seem to do anything right now. From its description, we can deduce that it will allow you to “see price drops on your tabs” and provide real-time notifications on price fluctuations. However, how it will actually work or if it will work on each shopping site remains a mystery at this time. We will keep an eye on the further development of the price drop feature and let you know if we learn anything new.