Google Makes It Easier for Mobile Users to Fill Out Online Forms
Google is adding improvements in its mobile Chrome browsers to help speed the shopping and form-filling experience on mobile devices.
.Google is launching online shopping improvements in its mobile Chrome browsers for Android and iOS to help users more quickly and easily fill out on-screen forms using upgraded autofill capabilities on a multitude of mobile devices. The faster autofill features were unveiled by Google software engineers Ruslan Abdikeev and Jim Blackler in a Nov. 14 post on the Google Chrome Blog. "Today, we're starting to roll out new features on Chrome for mobile to help save you time and hassle while you're on-the-go," wrote Abdikeev and Blackler. Android users already have basic autofill capabilities, but Google is doing work to make the user experience even easier, they wrote. "On Android, we're testing some improvements to Autofill to further streamline online forms. Using your saved Chrome Autofill info (or Google Wallet account if you're in the U.S.), checking out becomes as simple as a few clicks." The same kinds of capabilities are soon coming for iOS users, the post continued. "For iPhone and iPad users, Chrome for iOS will soon include Autofill to help you quickly fill out forms on-the-go just as you can on desktop and Android. When you sign into Chrome on your iPhone and iPad, you can quickly complete online forms using your synced Autofill info from other devices you've signed into."
The improved autofill features are an evolution, they wrote. "This feature is just in the early stages, but we're excited about the opportunity to make online shopping and form filling even easier for merchants and users alike. You can test this faster checkout flow on Betabrand with this release of Chrome for Android, and we're hoping to bring more of your favorite retailers onto the platform in the coming months."