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Chrome OS may be introducing virtual desktops

(Image credit: Image Credit: Photo-Mix / Pixabay )

Google is apparently working on virtual desktops for their Chrome OS operating system, and the community is hyped. And that's putting it mildly.

The news broke out on 9to5Google, who published a video to YouTube (you can check it out here (opens in new tab)), showing how virtual desktops might work on Chrome OS.

Truth be told, the video doesn't show much, but at least it shows that the company is working on bringing this feature (which Android Police (opens in new tab) considers essential to the OS). What we can make out from the video is that there will be a shelf at the top of the screen, with the option to manually create multiple desktops.

The description says that the shelves will have screenshots in the future. A mouse / tap gesture is also in the works, to allow for faster and easier switching between the desktops.

Now for the sad news – there is still no release date. We have no idea how far along (or how far away) the project is, so it is very possible that it could be months before we actually get to play with the tool.

9to5Google says that it could arrive with the Canary 74 build, and that would be at the earliest.

Image Credit: Photo-Mix / Pixabay 

Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.