Google Books adds new experimental features that you can test right now

 theverge.com  08/16/2019 08:32:50   Jon Porter
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You can now opt-in to test experimental Google Books features on the web, allowing you to try out new features while theyre still under development and yet to be widely released. You can opt into the new features by going to play.google.com/books and clicking the settings cog on the top right of the screen. Within the Beta features menu, you have the option of enabling any features that Google is currently publicly testing.

At the moment there are three features that you can opt into. Custom shelves lets you organize your books into shelves with custom labels, while the new Ready to read shelf option automatically generates a section with any books that youve started but havent finished. Finally, Searching / sorting adds a new interface option that lets you either search through your books or sort them by their author, title, price, or when you last read them. Youre free to enable each of these experimental features individually.

There are currently three experimental features that you can try out.
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Google warns that any of these features may lack polish, and they may change or disappear over time depending on the feedback the team receives from testers. Otherwise, if theres a feature that youd like to suggest, then Google says its open to hearing about it via the Send feedback option.

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