In the Chrome OS 84 update, released in July, Google introduced improvements such as a task switcher. In a blog post released today, Google previewed a number of improvements and new features in the Chome OS 85 update.
Features of interest include Wi-Fi passwords and Google Account Sync, which means that when you sign up for a Wi-Fi network on your Chromebook device that you sign in to your Google account, you can automatically use it when you sign in to that Google account on another Chromebook.
Google is also simplifying the “settings” experience, making it easier to find results in the search bar when you use incorrect or incorrect terms, such as users searching for “wifi” to find wireless settings options without having to enter “Wi-Fi” in their entire way. Google also said it would introduce search settings options into Launcher in the future.
Another improvement is in the Quick Settings panel, where sound control now includes a slider for microphone volume, so you can control the sound others on their Chromebook hear you during a call. Finally, the camera app has been improved to allow users to pause and resume video recording.
Chrome OS 85 updates should be deployed to supported Chromebooks in the next few days.