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Google Chrome for Windows 10 2-in-1 devices now has a “pull to refresh” feature. This feature needs to be manually enabled and is a small but handy addition. To use this feature, you need to pull the page towards the bottom, and the page will refresh (similar to F5).

With a market share of over 61%, Google Chrome is the undisputed king of browsers. This can be attributed to many factors, like the popularity of Google Search and Chrome in Android and the good number of extensions and support it offers. Google wants more people to try Chrome and is improving the browser on touch PCs.

With the latest update, Google has added a pull-to-refresh feature in Google Chrome for Windows 10 2-in-1 PCs. This feature isn’t enabled by default, and the user must manually enable it.

Google Chrome pull to refresh in action
Chrome tests pull to refresh along side tab previews

A pull-to-refresh option has been available for many social media apps, which is a small but nifty feature. With this new feature coming to Chrome, users with 2-in-1 Windows 10 devices will have a much better user experience.

Chrome is catching up with Microsoft Edge’s

Microsoft Edge, on the other hand, is a more touch-friendly browser. It even has support for Windows Inking.

Edge PWA demo
Demo of Microsoft Edge-powered PWA (web apps) | Image Courtesy:

Even with a small market share, Microsoft will not give up on the Edge browser. New and exciting features like Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are coming to Edge Browser. Edge has enabled features like Service Worker and Push Notifications, which make PWA experiences much better.

Google Chrome already supports Progressive Web Apps. They are still in development, but users can activate them. Microsoft has a long way to go to make Edge more popular. Of course, Edge is much better than Internet Explorer, but that is still insufficient to gain a better share of the browser market.

Microsoft Edge has a market share of only 4.67%, and that, when compared with the 61.47% market share of Google Chrome, means that Microsoft has a lot of work to do. One of the issues with the Edge browser is that Microsoft has made its update difficult.

Microsoft has to release new Windows 10 updates to bring new features to users. Edge received new features in the Anniversary update, Creators Update, and Fall Creators Update. Likewise, we can expect new features in the upcoming Redstone 4 Update, which will arrive in Spring.

Other than directly competing with Google Chrome (which seems impossible), the only thing Microsoft can do is improve Edge with many of the features that are much-requested and wait for users to start using it.

About The Author

Abhijith M B

Abhijith was a former contributing editor for Windows Latest. At Windows Latest, he has written on numerous topics, ranging from Windows to Microsoft Edge. Abhijith holds a degree in Bachelor's of Technology, with a strong focus on Electronics and Communications Engineering. His passion for Windows is evident in his journalism journey, including his articles that decoded complex PowerShell scripts.