How to Bring Chrome Search Bar Down on Your Android Device

In the ever-evolving landscape of Android devices, one functionality that has piqued the curiosity of numerous users is the ability to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen. While Google kept experimenting with this concept under various codenames, including Chrome Duet, it ultimately retained the top-based design. However, with the emergence of foldable and larger smartphones, the idea of bringing the Chrome search bar down is once again gaining traction. For this, you need to enable the “Experimental feature” known as Chrome Duet, which can be found hidden on the Chrome Flags page.

If you’re intrigued with the idea, keep reading this post to learn the step-by-step instructions. 

Chrome flags are advanced settings that allow you to test and tweak various features and functionalities of Chrome. A few of these functionalities can be under development and may not work as it should. Hence, you should proceed further with caution and only tinker with the ones that you know what they do.

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How To Move Address Bar to the Bottom of your Chrome Browser on Android

To enable this feature, you need to perform the below-mentioned simple steps.

Important Notice Regarding Chrome Browser URL Search Bar Relocation

Before proceeding, please note that Google has removed the feature to relocate the URL search bar in Chrome 84, the latest version of the browser. If you are determined to use this feature, you may be required to revert to an older version of Chrome, such as Chrome 83 or an earlier release. However, it is crucial to emphasize that downgrading is not recommended, as it may expose your browser to security risks and potential bugs. If you still wish to explore the process of moving the URL search bar in the Chrome browser, kindly follow the steps below, specifically applicable to older versions of Chrome.

STEP 1 – Launch Chrome browser on your Android and type – chrome://flags/. Hit on the desired results that appear below!

On the next page, you can see a list of experimental features that you can enable or disable.

experimental features

STEP 2 – Navigate to the search box at the top of the page and type Chrome Duet. This will filter out the results and show you the flag – Chrome Duet. This is the flag that enables the split toolbar interface on Chrome for Android.

STEP 3 – Now, tap on the drop-down menu located below the flag name and select the Enabled option.

STEP 4 – Tap on the Relaunch button at the bottom of the page and your Chrome browser will restart automatically and changes will be applied.

Relaunch button

Note: If you do not see the change then force stop Chrome and restart it again, it should do the trick.

When enabling it you will receive a warning about using these experimental features as it may sometimes give unexpected results. This new feature will make it much easier for users to browse the Internet.

Alternatively, you can try some other browsers that have a similar feature, such as Brave, Vivaldi, or Kiwi. These browsers allow you to customize the position and appearance of the address bar and other buttons on your Android device.

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Conclusion & Bonus Tips To Relocate Browser’s Address Bar To The Bottom Of The Screen

While most users are intrigued by the idea of customizing the address bar location, the incapability of Chrome’s latest version to do so using Chrome’s Flags may disappoint users. Not everyone is comfortable with downgrading the Chrome version to achieve this task. Fortunately, there are several other browser options available on Android that cater to users’ preferences for a bottom-based interface. We recommend using Vivaldi or Kiwi browser to easily relocate the address bar to the bottom of the Android screen for better reachability, like an iPhone.

On your Vivaldi Browser – Set up your browser > select the Customize it option > tap the Continue button > select Bottom tab position option > hit the Continue button > choose the Tab Switcher > tap Continue button > finish the setup. 

On your Kiwi Browser – Navigate to the Settings menu > Toolbar > switch on the Bottom toolbar toggle.  

The flexibility provided by alternative browsers ensures that users have options to tailor their browsing experience to suit their needs. Keep reading at WTG for more tips and tricks!

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q1. How can I customize the icons in Chrome’s bottom toolbar?

  • Navigate to the Chrome flags page.
  • Search for ‘Duet Tab Strip Integration.’
  • This flag allows you to modify which icons are displayed in the bottom toolbar.
  • You can select from five options: Home, Search, Share, Tab Switcher, and Menu.
  • Choose your preferred option from the drop-down menu next to the flag’s name.
  • At last, click on the ‘Relaunch’ button to apply the changes.

Q2: How can I access functions that aren’t found on the bottom toolbar of Chrome browser?

To access functions like bookmarks, history, downloads, settings, and more that are not located on the bottom toolbar, simply tap on the menu button represented by three dots at the bottom right corner of your screen. This action will open a pop-up menu containing all these additional functions.

Q3. Can you move the Chrome toolbar to the bottom of the screen?

Yes, there are a few ways through which you can bring down the Chrome address bar on your Android phone. 

  1. Use the older version of Chrome and enable the Chrome Duet flag. 
  2. Take the help of a Kiwi browser or Vivaldi to customize the address bar.



  • comment_avtar
    ‘Chrome Home’ not have in last Chrome 101 for Android.

    2 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Dheeraj Manghnani
      Hi Mandak, Try search for Chrome Duet in the new version.

      2 years ago
  • comment_avtar
    Duet doesn’t give anything. It just says “No experiments”

    2 years ago

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