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canary build

A newly compiled version of software that has not been carefully tested. The first group of people using a canary build find the worst bugs. The term comes from the earlier practice of using "a canary in a coal mine" to test for toxic gas. If the bird died or was visibly impaired, the miners knew it was still unsafe to enter the mine. See build and Chrome Canary.
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According to Gizchina, If you have the Canary build of Chrome installed on your Android smartphone, you can try out the Picture-in-Picture mode by enabling the "Picture in Picture Web API for Android" flag in chrome://flags and then relaunching the browser.
* The Canary build of Chrome browser gets a dark mode on Android
You can check this feature out now in the latest Canary build of Chrome on desktop.