In an effort to get more music lovers on board with its music streaming services, Google added the ability for users to upload music files directly to their Google Music accounts through the Chrome browser.
Previously, Google Music users have only been able to do so with the Music Manager desktop application, which meant dropping the physical music file into the designated music folder, and then waiting for the app to sync it up to an account up in the cloud.
To enable the ability to upload music through Chrome, simply flip the switch in Labs. The feature will also introduce a nifty little mini player and let you download music from your library without installing the Music Manager.
Since it’s a Labs project, expect this feature to have a short shelf life unless Google chooses to stick with it. If you’re feeling wild, you can also flip the switch on any of the other Labs projects, like the ability to rate songs on a 5-star scale, play back audio in HTML5, or turn on desktop notifications, which let you know what’s playing without making you switch to the Google Play Music tab.