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Chrome for Android is already getting a feature like Now on Tap

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Chrome for Android is starting to get a smart new tool today that works a lot like a simplified version of the impressive Now on Tap feature that Google unveiled last week. The new feature is called Touch to Search, and it allows you to tap a word and have Chrome immediately pull up search results for it. It isn't quite as capable as Now on Tap — it only works within Chrome and is limited to giving you search results — but it does take hints from the upcoming feature, such as using context around the word you've tapped to help guide its search.

The feature has been in Chrome for Android's beta for a little while, but Android Central reports that it's starting to see it become available for all Chrome users. It hasn't rolled out to everyone yet, but the expansion does appear to be in the works. Hopefully it can hold you over until Android M.

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