We’ve seen Google Now arrive for the desktop version of Chrome. The support first arrived in alpha, then in the beta channel. And there is a bit of good news for those who may have been waiting — but were avoiding the preview builds. Google Now notifications are coming for Chrome users.
In a post on the official Google Chrome Google+ page, it was said this would begin arriving today.
“Starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks, Google Now notifications will be available to Chrome users on their desktop or laptop computers.”
That having been said, once this update has arrived you’ll want to make sure you are logged in (on the desktop and your Android device) using the same Google account. The card support will expand over time, and some card availability may vary from market to market. For now Google mentioned the initial Now card support for Chrome on the desktop will include weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards.
Other details coming from Google include mention about how Google Now on Chrome will show “a subset of the Now cards you see on your mobile device, which uses your device’s location.” Those who wish to remain signed into Chrome on the desktop and avoid the Google Now notifications will need to make a small adjustment in the Chrome Notifications.
To do that look for the bell icon, and then click the settings option for Chrome Notifications. Once there simply uncheck the option for Google Now notifications. In addition, this may present the perfect opportunity to make any other adjustments to Chrome Notifications.