Amidst all the hassle when you switch on to a new device, and now you have to restore all your applications, it has always been way easier to restore the PlayStore applications, but the web apps make the struggle so real. Whilst you can always easily get your hands on the PlayStore applications and reinstall them on the new device, the web apps require you to reinstall the entire thing manually. But seems like Chrome is planning for a way out.
Yes, as per the speculations, Chrome, under a new test-taking, is considering resolving the issue for the customers by designing a flag that could potentially restore your web apps on the device you’ve switched on to. Though the plan isn’t functional yet and is just an outline in progression, it could be a big ease for the clients out there.
As spotted by AssembleDebugn, in the description, when the flag appeared in the latest Chrome Canary release, version 121, it was elaborated that on it being enabled, “the PWA Restore UI” could be shown where PWA stands for Progressive Web App. The interface would recommend the restoration of your web apps as soon as you access Chrome on your new device, but the restoration recommendation would only appear when the web browser detects that you’ve lost your access to certain web apps with your previous device.
Further, it would read to you, “Choose web apps to restore on this device. Apps shown here are based on your Chrome history.” Followed by another bold text suggesting, “Web apps used in the last month.” All you’ll need to do is select the web apps accordingly in order to reinstall, and there you go. Conclusion: As for the interface and all that has been revealed until now about this new feature to be added on by Chrome, it seems pretty amazing and much of a backup users need while switching to a new device. What are your thoughts on this? Do write us feedback and let us know if you think this new add-on would be much of a boon to a bane.