With version 90 of Google Chrome, which is already in the stable channel, it is possible to keep track of the open tabs on the mobile for find out if your products have fallen in price. It is activated from a flag and is now available in Google Chrome for Android.
Finding deals is not only recommended for those who want to save some money on the items they need, it has also become almost a “national sport”. Considering the huge competition from online stores, It is common to come across price drops almost overnight
Open the products in different tabs and Chrome will notify you if they drop in price
The new price watch is in the code for version 90 of Google Chrome, a version that can already be downloaded from the Play Store in its stable format. This, yes, the tool remains in test; it is therefore essential to carry out a step to have it: activate it by means of a flag.
The ‘Price tracking‘is a new feature of grouped tabs. Chrome will per form a check of the products loaded in the browser to compare the current price with the one recorded in the tab; This process takes place in the background; as the price drop is detected Google Chrome alerts the user with a notification
To activate the new “ Price Tracker ” you need to do the following:
- Make sure your Google Chrome is updated to the latest version from the Play Store.
- Open it and write the URL in the address box ‘chrome: // flags / # enable-tab-grid-layout“. Introductory credit.
- The experimental functions menu opens. You must now click on the drop-down menu of the flag underlined and choose ‘Activate price notifications“.
- Restart Google Chrome twice for the change to take effect.
- Load the products you want to monitor in different tabs of Google Chrome.
- Go to the tab group, click on the three menu items (top right) and choose ‘Track prices“.
- Make sure that the option ‘Track prices in the tabs‘and you have active notifications of’ Price Drop Alerts’.
From this moment your Google Chrome should show you a notification if the products that are in the open tabs decrease in price. Presumably, this feature consumes battery since the app has to check cached tabs every now and then, but it surely doesn’t need too many resources.
This method does not seem to replace applications and extensions specializing in finding and locating good deals. However, it is curious that Google included the tool directly in the mobile browser. All you have to do is wait and see how it works.
Via | Android Police