The Trash folder (or Recycle Bin) has been a staple of desktop computing for decades, as a place for deleted files to stay before they’re actually gone forever. It took a while, but Chromebooks now have their own trash folder.
Google started rolling out Chrome 108 last week, and now the Chrome OS update for Chromebooks has arrived. Adds the ability to scan multi-page documents in the Camera app, new wallpapers for Native American History Month, a vastly improved experience for connecting to captive Wi-Fi networks, and an improved virtual keyboard.
Chrome OS 108 also adds a Trash folder to the Files app, which has been in various stages of testing since at least October 2020. Google said in its announcement, “Deleted files will now go to the Trash and you’ll have 30 days to change before they’re permanently deleted.” In other words, the trash on Chromebooks looks more like the trash folder in Gmail than it does on other desktop operating systems. By default, Windows and macOS don’t delete the trash automatically.
The update is now rolling out to all compatible Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and other devices running Chrome OS, including regular PCs running Chrome OS Flex.
Source: Google Support