Not so long ago, Google introduced a shopping app that was available for both mobile phone (Android and iOS) and web platforms, however, recently, Google decided to end support for the mobile version soon. The good news is, that while the shopping app will still be available for the Web, Google will also soon include the shopping feature in Chrome for Android, for instance, you can track prices and get deal notifications with this feature.
This price tracking and deal alert feature was first noticed in the Chromium Gerrit tool and then it was extended to the Chrome 90. The feature is especially useful for those who are looking for the price tracking feature in the mobile version of Google Chrome, since it misses the different price tracking extensions just like the ones in the desktop version. But, it’s still not clear how the price tracking feature works. Apparently, it may work only for the products in the open tabs and may also use your browsing history to detect the products you have been looking for.
While we wait for Google to offer some details regarding it’s actual function, the good thing is, the latest Chrome version comes with this added feature, which may appear for most users. But, if you do not see the feature in the menu, you may enable the feature through the Chrome flags. Before we show you how to turn on the Google Chrome’s new price tracking feature, you must check if you have already got this feature in the menu. Here’s how:
How to Check If You Have Received the New Price Tracking Feature in Chrome
Some users may have already received the new price tracking feature in Chrome, which you can check in the menu. Let’s see how:
Step 1: Launch Chrome on your mobile phone and open the tab overview interface.
Step 2: Now, tap on the three vertical dots on the upper right corner of the screen to expand the menu.
Step 3: You should see the Track prices option in the list.
If you do not see the Track prices option in the menu, you would need to enable the new feature.
How to Enable Chrome’s New Price Tracking Feature
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and type the below address in the browser’s address bar:
Step 2: You will see the Tab Grid Layout option at the top of the list.
Click on the drop-down to expand the list and select Enabled Price notifications.
Step 3: Press the Relaunch button in blue that you see at the bottom of the screen to restart your Chrome app.
Now, open the tab overview interface, click on the three vertical dots (menu) on the upper right end of the browser and you should now see the Track prices option n the list.
*Note – If you still don’t see the Track prices option in the menu, you can close the Google Chrome browser and re-launch it again and this time you should see the option in the list.