How to change the ChromeOS channel in order to access unreleased features
You wouldn’t know it by looking at a Chromebook, but Google’s Chrome OS is constantly evolving. Minor updates are released every two to three weeks, with major releases every six weeks. And, at any one time, Google employees are working on features and software advancements that most consumers will not see for weeks — or months.
But here’s a little secret: if you’re feeling brave, you can acquire access to those previously unreleased features. All it takes is the flip of a virtual switch in your Chromebook’s settings to have a slew of additional options at your disposal. First, it’s critical to understand what’s involved so you can make an informed decision about which setup is best for you.
What are the ChromeOS Channels?
If you are not aware of what ChromeOS channels are, here is a quick guide –
The Stable channel contains the polished and ready-to-use version of the software that all devices used by default.
The Beta channel is updated regularly and gets new features around a month before the Stable channel.