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Google Chrome 90's new URL feature leads you to a particular section inside a website

Once the link with the highlighted text is generated, you can figure it out by looking at the hashtag (#) that is generated at the end of the URL.

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Google’s Chrome 90 browser version, which has already reached some users and are in the process of reaching others as well, will get a new feature that will make it easier to share the relevant information from a website. This feature is rolling out in Chrome 90 but not all those who are on the particular, seems to have received it yet, reports The Verge. The feature simply lets you create a link to a section of a website that you have highlighted. This means that when a user clicks on that link, it won’t just open the particular website but will also scroll to that highlighted section as well.

“Yesterday, I read a long article with an interesting data point I wanted to share with a colleague. Instead of copying the link from the address bar, I used Chrome’s new “link to highlight” feature by highlighting the text I want to share, right-clicking, choosing “Copy link to highlight” and then sending the link. When my coworker opened the link, he saw the exact section of text I wanted him to see,” said Kayce Hawkins, Product Manager at Google Chrome, in a blog post.

Once the link with the highlighted text is generated, you can figure it out by looking at the hashtag (#) that is generated at the end of the URL.

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Hawkins added that this feature is currently rolling out to the desktop version of Chrome but will also be reaching Android and iOS in future.

This is just one of the several other features that Google is rolling out in Chrome 90. It also includes some new PDF features, ability to mute notifications when presenting and the most important of it all - optimising Chrome’s performance so the CPU load is less. This also means more battery life in devices.

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