The Chrome Flag feature allows the Google Chrome community to test new Chrome features before they are made available via a stable release on Google Chrome. It is not recommended for non-professional users to use these flags as they could potentially damage or compromise your computer. Security issues are usually fixed in the final stage, and Google may make changes to the flags or even retire them after they have been enabled on your computer.
WARNING: EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES AHEAD! By enabling these features, you could lose browser data or compromise your security or privacy. Enabled features apply to all users of this browser. If you are an enterprise admin you should not be using these flags in production.
How to open Chrome flags
- Open the Chrome Browser and type chrome://flags in the browser address bar and then press Enter.
- This will take you to the Chrome Flags menu. Here you can see many flags that you can turn on or off by clicking Enable or Disable in the chrome flags settings.
- The first flags will be those that are already user enabled, and the rest will be ordered by release date. Many of these flags do not have their function clearly stated so you may need to do some additional research for specific flags you may want to enable.
You can see some examples of the available flags below:
Enable lite videos: Force videos to run at SD quality to save bandwidth.
Playback speed button: Ads playback speed button to all media controls
Chrome Labs: Access the Chrome Labs interface directly through the toolbar menu, which features many experimental features.
Show performance metrics in HUD: Show performance metrics on any page you have open.
Revamped incognito new tab page: New and incomplete Google incognito user interface.
Accelerated 2D canvas: Rely on the computer GPU during 2D canvas rendering