What you need to know
- The latest version of Google Chrome is bringing new functionality to Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).
- With the proper flag enabled, users can now open new tabs while using a PWA.
- This feature is not yet available for everyone just yet.
Progressive Web Apps are extremely useful across all of your devices, as you can access webpages that might not have a dedicated app. Recently, Google claims that the use of PWAs has skyrocketed in the past year, seeing a rise of 270% in PWA installations. But until now, if you were to install and use a PWA and then open a link, it would simply open that link in a separate Chrome window.
It seems that Google is bringing about an extremely useful change to that methodology as spotted by Windows Latest. According to a conversation in the Chromium Google Group, “tabbed mode adds a tab strip to standalone web apps that allows multiple tabs to be open at once.”
While this feature is not yet enabled by default, those running the latest version of Chrome can enable this feature with the following flag: