3D Touch is a concept that Apple introduced with their two latest iPhones, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. It is essentially the same as Force Touch, a concept that Apple introduced with their Apple Watch that allows users to apply pressure to the display and achieve certain actions. The only difference between 3D Touch and Force Touch is that 3D Touch adds two layers of pressure whereas Force Touch only adds a single layer.
At first only some of Apple’s own apps took advantage of 3D Touch on the new iPhones, but shortly after some bigger apps got behind the idea of 3D Touch as well. Now apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all have 3D Touch capabilities built-in. Even some developers that you would never think to see incorporating 3D Touch into their apps are doing so, developers such as Google. Today the search giant updated the Google Chrome app on iOS and in that update was the addition of 3D Touch capabilities.
The updated Google Chrome app now has support for 3D Touch shortcuts on the homescreen of your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. When you apply some pressure to the app icon you will see three options popup; voice search, new incognito tab, and new tab are the three options that you will have to select from. This makes Chrome Google’s first app to gain support for 3D Touch, hopefully, it’s not the last.