This Is Google Chromeâs New Welcome Experience: How to Customize It to Your Liking
Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world, with over 2 billion users. It offers a fast, secure, and easy-to-use browsing experience, with features like tabbed browsing, autofill, extensions, and more.
But did you know that Google Chrome also has a new welcome experience that lets you personalize your browser settings and preferences In this article, we will show you what the new welcome experience is, how to access it, and how to customize it to your liking.
What Is the New Welcome Experience
The new welcome experience is a series of screens that appear when you launch Google Chrome for the first time, or when you sign in to a new device or profile. It guides you through some of the basic and advanced settings of Chrome, such as:
Choosing your default search engine
Syncing your data across devices
Managing your privacy and security options
Adding extensions and themes
Setting up your homepage and start page
Creating shortcuts for your favorite sites
The new welcome experience is designed to help you get the most out of Chrome, by tailoring it to your needs and preferences. You can skip any screen that you don't want to change, or go back to any screen that you want to revisit.
How to Access the New Welcome Experience
If you are launching Google Chrome for the first time, or signing in to a new device or profile, you will see the new welcome experience automatically. You can also access it manually by following these steps:
Open Google Chrome on your computer or mobile device.
Click or tap on the menu icon (three dots) in the top right corner of the browser window.
Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings page and click or tap on Advanced.
Under Reset and clean up, click or tap on Reset settings to their original defaults.
A confirmation dialog will appear. Click or tap on Reset settings to proceed.
You will see the new welcome experience screens. Follow the instructions on each screen to customize your Chrome settings and preferences.
Note: Resetting your settings will not delete your bookmarks, history, passwords, or other personal data. However, it will disable any extensions, themes, or custom search engines that you have added. You can re-enable them later from the Extensions and Search engine sections of the Settings page.
How to Customize the New Welcome Experience
The new welcome experience gives you several options to customize your Chrome settings and preferences. Here are some of the things that you can do:
Choose Your Default Search Engine
The first screen of the new welcome experience lets you choose your default search engine. You can select from Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, or Ecosia. You can also add other search engines later from the Search engine section of the Settings page.
Sync Your Data Across Devices
The second screen of the new welcome experience lets you sync your data across devices. You can sign in with your Google account and choose what data you want to sync, such as bookmarks, history, passwords, extensions, themes, and more. You can also manage your sync settings later from the Sync and Google services section of the Settings page.
Manage Your Privacy and Security Options
The third screen of the new welcome experience lets you manage your privacy and security options. You can choose whether to allow Chrome to send usage statistics and crash reports to Google, whether to allow sites to send you notifications, whether to block third-party cookies and trackers, whether to enable safe browsing mode, and more. You can also adjust your privacy and security settings later from the Privacy and security section of the Settings page.
Add Extensions and Themes
The fourth screen of the new welcome experience lets you add extensions and themes. Extensions are small programs that add extra functionality to Chrome, such as ad blockers, password managers, productivity tools, and more. Themes are visual styles that change the appearance of Chrome, such as colors, backgrounds, ec8f644aee