08/02 Update below. This post was originally published on July 30th
Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, and Google has just given its two billion users five more good reasons to keep it that way.
Google has revealed performance, functionality and security improvements for Chrome on desktops and mobile devices. Analyze them.
08/01 Update: Google updates for Google’s frenetic pace continue TechDows finding that Chrome Canary added the ability to share images by creating a QR code, a useful feature to save time and bandwidth. For Chrome Canary users, it works thanks to a new context menu option when you right-click on an image: “create QR code for this image”. You can then share this and the camera on the iPhone and Android smartphone will be able to detect and open the image. This is not only a useful feature, but also a useful addition to privacy as it means that users can share images without those images being immediately visible to others. There is no timetable for its integration into stable versions of Chrome, but I don’t expect that it will take long.
Update 08/02: While Google continues to add tons of new features to Chrome, it has also announced that a popular browser extension will be dropped. Withdrawn from 9to5GoogleGoogle is removing its Chrome Password Checkup tool, which was introduced in 2019 to detect passport data breaches by third parties. To do this, Google has monitored data breaches on the web and has also warned you with a popup, if you have visited a site with compromised access and if you use the same password on another site. It was a popular feature, but the reason for its demise is correct because Google silently integrated this functionality directly into Chrome.
An important recovery feature first detected by TechDows, Chrome is adding a Read Later feature on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS that allows users to save Web pages for – well – read later with the simple touch of a button. Currently marked in Chrome Canary, users can find it by typing chrome: // flags in the browser and looking for “Read Later”.
Support shared password
(Via MacRumors) Google is now supporting Chrome to share its passwords with different apps on iOS. Considering sharing the experience of many iPhone owners with their data stored with Google or Apple iCloud, this will create a much smoother experience for millions of Chrome users. To enable it, go to Passwords and accounts> Automatically fill in passwords> Chrome.
Collapsing / Energy saving tab
Chrome beta now allows users to collapse all tabs in a group when you activate the following flag: chrome: // flags / # tab-groups-collapse. This allows you to quickly hide all the tabs within a tab group to save space by clicking on the group name. Based on this, TechDows noted that Google added an additional flag: “Block tab groups” which will immediately allow users to save battery life and memory by blocking all tabs in the Chrome tablet browser. Intelligent.
Collected by TheWindowsClub, Chrome will soon support smart contextual actions when using progressive web apps (PWA). For example, if you install the Twitter PWA using Chrome Canary (the developer build), the browser will automatically offer Compose, check the notifications, send direct messages and explore the trend options by simply right clicking on the icon. This brings the kind of smart functionality that Android and iPhone owners have been enjoying for years when long pressing on app icons.
Greater biometric security
Spotted by 9to5Mac, Google announced the implementation of biometric support when paying by card in Android. Previously, users had to find their card, even if previously saved, and enter their CVC number. Now Chrome will simply use the phone’s fingerprint scanner / facial recognition technology, allowing you to skip this step. Expect this to be implemented for laptops and desktops with biometric security in the future.
Combine all these additions with the new Google drive to make Chrome more streamlined, as well as the renewed onslaught of Chrome OS on Windows and the browser wars are coming to life again.
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