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Google Now Available for All Chrome Desktop Users

Back in February, Google Now was rolled out to desktop Chrome Beta browser users, but now, it’s being shipped to everyone. With Google Now on your desktop, users have access to the same exact cards as they do on their mobile devices, including flights, shipping notices, sports scores, and so much more. 

To enable this feature, no extra settings need to be played with except for making sure you are signed into Chrome using the same email as you are on your phone.

Once the feature hits your machine, notifications and cards will start popping up in your system notification tray automatically.

Google states that this feature will begin popping up for users over the next couple of weeks. If you don’t see Google Now on your desktop yet, hang in there, it’s coming.

Via: +Google Chrome
  • Rúben Santos

    Why not on Linux? 🙁

  • rotard777

    how much will this google now show? activated it manually, but more importantly the only thing it shows me is the weather currently. sitting right next to the computer with soo much more info on my phone…

    • fartbubbler

      same here. waiting on my other cards to show up. Right now it just shows me the weather.

    • kmdavisjr

      me too.

  • Trey Fordham

    As a person using Debian who likes the latest Chrome features, I hate using Debian.

  • brkshr

    enable them now chrome://flags/#enable-google-now

  • Luke Blankenship

    If you would like to enable this now go type chrome://flags/ in your URL bar and look for the Google Now option. Enable it and reload the browser.

  • Disqus_n00b

    The cards in the picture should be more realistic. More like “42 minutes to place Googled last month” or “Nexus 8 may release in spring, or summer by Gotta Be Mobile”

    • maratu

      Those Nexus 8/10 ones are the best.

  • Droid Ronin

    Do you need to download any extensions for this to work?

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      you know Tim wouldnt leave you in the dark.

    • panicswhenubered

      “To enable this feature, no extra settings need to be played with except for making sure you are signed into Chrome using the same email as you are on your phone.”

  • trentsws

    Not for me yet… let the waiting game begin…!

  • ITGuy11

    I want this NOW!

  • JSo

    I havent had any card pop up for me yet. Can’t wait to see them.

  • jwildman16

    How does this work with the PushBullet notifications? Do they just get added in with the Google Now cards?

    • JSo

      I havent seen it personally yet, but I would assume that it simply reflects the cards you have in Google Now. I don’t think its an extension for other notifications.

      • jwildman16

        You should try out PushBullet with desktop notification mirroring. You’ll like it and then you can see what I mean. PushBullet uses the Chrome desktop notifications, which I think are the same ones gNow will use.

        • JSo

          I have tried push bullet. But I didn’t care for it. I use other apps that display card like notifications though. But I don’t think they will automatically merge with Google Now. You may get two different notification windows. One for push Bullet and one for Google Now.

          • jwildman16

            Yeah, that could be true. But I’d be surprised if you ended up with two separate icons in the notification tray. PB is great for me while I’m sitting at my desk at work.

          • IcerC

            Just disable the pushbullet alerts and youre good.

          • jwildman16

            I will do no such thing! Lol. I actually love the PushBullet alerts. It’s nice to watch the Tweets roll in and decide in a second which ones I want to open and which ones to dismiss off the phone’s notification tray.

          • IcerC

            I mean the individual alerts that google now repeats. You can fine tune pushbullet to just alert on some things.

          • tyguy829

            for pushbullet you can hide notifications from certain apps from the pushbullet android app. just uncheck the google search app so you don’t get duplicate google now notifications

          • Hoffman

            That’s exactly what happens. I have received a couple of Google cards in the last 2 days. They were weather and Gmail cards while Pushbullet at the same time produced the same (actually more detailed) cards.

  • AbbyZFresh

    I’m literally dancing around my dorm room like crazy over this update. Finally Google decided to bring this out of beta.

    • Justin W

      It doesn’t. You just have to enable it by opening the below in Chrome, changing it to Enabled, and restarting Chrome.