As one of the most installed Android apps of all time, Google Chrome is a popular web browser used by many users Android. Google, as a company, offers many services and, to stay ahead of the competition, it needs to add new features and refine existing features of the services. While some supplements are rated, some are very upset. Recommended articles are one such feature.
Last year, Chrome Start testing adding recommended articles to your new tab page. Back there is optional. You’ve got a choice whether you want to use this “feature” or not. If you like this feature, you can turn it on by turning it on. Many people showing suggested articles won’t know how to turn it off. A few months ago, with Chrome 54, the suggested articles feature became a permanent addition to Chrome rather than a separate option.
With Chrome 54 or later, you do not have the option to cancel this feature. Whenever you open a new tab, you’ll see recently used bookmarks below the search form, followed by a list of suggested articles. The articles come from websites you visit often and are based on your areas of interest (and similar to the ones Google Now shows you).
Do you like it? If you like it then enjoy it but if not then don’t worry, there is a way to disable this feature by following 2 settings changes.
- Again, touch the drop-down menu and select “Disable” from the on-screen menu that appears.
- Close the browser and reopen it, and the suggested articles will be removed from the browser along with recent bookmarks.
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Recommended articles are an unnecessary addition and can drag down browser performance, especially if you have an older device with low memory and RAM. It would be great if Google kept it as an optional feature or at least provided an easy way to enable or disable it.