We’ve known that this was coming for a little while now, but it seems that Google Now integration into Chrome is one step closer, as a developer flag has just appeared in both the Chrome OS developer channel and Chrome Canary on Windows. To activate the flag, simply navigate to chrome://flags in your omnibar, and scroll to the very bottom – you’ll see the flag below.
Simply click Enable, and restart Chrome.
So far, it doesn’t appear that the flag does anything at all – there’s still no Google Now functionality present. However, the fact that the flag exists at all means that we should see some more development in the very near future, perhaps in the next developer updates.
At this time, the flag does not appear to be available in any beta versions of Google Chrome. But in the meantime, you can play with our workaround to get Google Now notifications working in any version of Chrome – it may not be as pretty or as functional as the real thing, but it might hold you over until then.