Google Chrome update is good news for small-handed iPhone 6 users

Google has updated Chrome for iOS to make it easier for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to surf the web using just one hand.

The new-look browser has been endowed with a range of new swipe capabilities, designed to deliver a smoother, quicker experience.

“Many people whip out their phones throughout the day to check something quickly,” wrote product manager AbdelKarim Mardin in a blog post this week.

“And that’s true for the many millions of you who use Chrome on iOS, so we’ve made our latest version even faster for the things you do every day.”

You now simply need to pull down to refresh a page, pull down and right to close a tab and down and left to open one. It’s good news all round for people struggling to get to grips with Apple’s two biggest smartphones yet.

Sadly, given the feature’s iOS exclusivity, the Chrome update can do nothing to make the monstrous 6.8-inch display of the Huawei P8 Max easier to handle.

On iOS 8, you can now also add Chrome to your Today View, where you can voice search, view suggested search terms as you type and use password managers like 1Password or Lastpass to fill out website password fields automatically.

Related: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus

Having seen Apple follow industry trends, the iPhone 6 jumped to a 4.7-inch display when introduced last September.

The iPhone 6 Plus is even larger, packing an LG G3 rivalling 5.5-inch panel within its sleek, metal form.

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