Google now Rolls Out Now for Google Chrome, and it’s a two-way system

nowshotGoogle integrated Google Now cards into desktop versions of Google Chrome.

Google began rolling out Google Now to desktop versions of Chrome on Monday.

Users of Google Now’s Android and iOS apps can now see the intelligent personal assistant’s contextual notifications from their desktop when using Chrome.

The notifications will come in the form of Google Now cards, and include weather updates, sports scores, traffic alerts and reminders for upcoming events. Google said some of the notifications that users see on their desktop will be determined by the location of their mobile device.

“Google Now on Chrome shows a subset of the Now cards you see on your mobile device, which uses your device’s location,” Google explained in a blog post detailing the update. “You’ll only see location-based Google Now cards on your desktop for devices that have Location Reporting turned on.”

This means that if you have Location Reporting enabled in your phone’s settings, Google Now will customize the types of notifications you see based on its location — even if Chrome isn’t running. If you’re at work, for example, Google Now may notify you about potential traffic on your commute home.

Users can enable the new feature, which will start rolling out over the next few weeks, by signing into Chrome with the same account they use for Google Now on mobile.

Google first debuted Google Now for Chrome to desktop users last month, but it was limited to the beta version of Chrome, and only available in English. With Monday’s update, Chrome notifications will be available to Google Now users in all languages.

Google also updated Google Now’s mobile apps to include real-time traffic alerts. The app now automatically alerts users to accidents and other potential traffic jams.

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