Google Now Cards Hit The Desktop For Mac, Windows and Chrome OS Users

The ever-helpful Google Now service is now available on your desktop for both Mac, Windows and Chrome OS users. This Google Now service features Google Now cards that are run through the latest Google Chrome build (Chrome Canary) and will work for those users who are currently logged-in to Chrome.

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According to the “Google Operating System” blog to enable the feature users need to simply follow these directions:

“You only need to go to chrome://flags/#enable-google-now , then switch from “Default” to “Enabled” and click “Relaunch Now” at the bottom of the page to restart the browser. ”

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Once signed in and activated, users will see a “”Google Now on your desktop! Stay connected to what you need to know, across all devices,” and begin seeing cards and notifications.  According to Google Now cards on teh desktop will work harmoniously with mobile devices saying:

“If you use Google Now on your mobile device, you can see certain Now cards on your desktop computer if you’re signed into Chrome, including weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards. Some of these cards may be based on the location of your mobile device.”

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If looking to turn off the Google Now cards, Windows users can click on the alert icon in the notifications tray in the lower right of the screen and Mac users can open their notifications center in the upper right of the screen .Google-Notifications

 

For more information see the official Google support page and the Google Operating System blog post. Images courtesy of the Google Operating System blog.