Google is running an experiment currently in the company's Chrome web browser to promote certain experimental features to users of the browser. Experienced users know that they may activate experiments on the chrome://flags page; problem is, there are a lot of them and it is quite difficult to keep an overview and stay up to date with recent additions or changes.
The Chrome Labs test attempts to highlight some of the experiments to the user directly. The feature is only available in Chrome Canary builds at the time of writing and needs to be enabled before it becomes available.
Here is how that is done:
You will see a new icon that looks like a test tube in the browser's main toolbar after the restart. Activate it with a click or tap, and you will get the list of experiments that are available via Chrome Labs currently.
Two experiments are listed currently:
A restart is required to enable the selected features in the Chrome browser.
The experiments may also be enabled on chrome://flags.
Google is not the only browser maker that started to improve the discoverability of experimental features. Mozilla and Vivaldi have added similar pages to the browsers they develop to improve the discoverability of experimental features.
It does not seem likely that Google is going to add the Chrome Labs page to the toolbar of all Chrome installations. Maybe, it will become an option in Settings to enable it, or Google will follow others by adding these promoted experiments to the Settings directly.
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