Chrome OS updates generally occur once every 6 weeks, where the OS prompts for a reboot once the installation is done in the back end. However, users that want to know what new features have been introduced as part of the update generally have to head to the Chrome Releases Blog to do so and look for the appropriate post – which also includes information for developers and the like.
That is changing now, as the company is beginning to display a “See what’s new on Chromebook” prompt that redirects users to a Progressive Web App (PWA) detailing the various features that have been introduced with that release. Spotted by Chrome Story late last month on a Chromium Gerrit commit, the feature has now been made available for users on the Canary channel of Chrome OS.
The release notes can also be accessed from the “About Chrome OS” section in Settings by clicking on the “See what’s new” option. This is particularly useful for those that are not accustomed to heading to the blog to see what’s new or what’s changed. The Chrome blog generally provides updates for all Chromium-based releases, which includes the browser as well. Since this feature isn’t a major one that needs to be tested thoroughly, it is possible that the prompt would show up in the next Stable Channel release of Chrome OS.
Source and Images: Chrome Story