Google Chrome's Webnotes Stylize Feature Will Make Sharing Text From Webpages A Lot More Fancier

A recent update by Google to the Chrome browser will allow users to give some characters to the chunks of text that are being sent to others.

Webnotes Stylize is a Chrome feature that finally accomplishes what people have wanted to do for ages on a browser, though a lot of similar variations are already available on social media apps such as Facebook and Instagram. The simple question behind this plugin and it's functioning is this: "what if we could link URLs to specific paragraphs as opposed to just webpages with their titles"? This simple feature is one that has been sought by people for a very long time. The inconvenience of sending someone a plain URL, and then having to explain what specific part of that URL/page you are referring to is very a bit tedious. And as webpages grow longer and more complex, the process becomes even harder. One could argue that simply taking screenshots of the relevant parts and attaching URLs to those is an option. But even then, the process of taking a screenshot is an extra, needless step. Screenshots also don't always point out specific sentences, and thus often require highlighting. Ultimately, having a dedicated feature for linking URLs to specific sentences is simply better in every way.

That's where Chrome's Webnotes Stylize sharing comes in. While the feature is an add-on to the Chrome browser, it's a very useful one. By highlighting specific words, sentences, or paragraphs in a webpage, Chrome will now allow users to create a visual note of sorts. The note will feature the highlighted quote, and when sent forward on platforms such as WhatsApp or Twitter, will be accompanied by a link. When the recipient taps or clicks upon the link or note, they will be redirected not only to the linked webpage, but to the specific highlighted parts as well.

The new Webnotes Stylize feature simply adds a bit more to the mix. Now, the forwarded notes can have different fonts, different backgrounds, and can be jotted down under a selection of premade templates handed out by Chrome itself. While useful, this new addition's not much more than simply an aesthetic tweak to the system. It should also be mentioned that, currently, the Stylize version is under development, and thus can only be accessed via the latest Chrome Canary build. Accordingly, due to many Canary projects being under either early development or testing stages, bugs will be encountered. Examples include the templates not loading, fonts not working, etc.

Interested Canary users can get the Webnotes Stylize feature by enabling this flag on Android device: chrome://flags/#webnotes-stylize.

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