Google shortens Chrome’s release cycle by two weeks

In general, Google Chrome receives its new milestone related to stability, security, or speed every six weeks. However, moving forward, the company has announced that it will be moving to a faster release cycle by shipping a new milestone every four weeks, starting with Chrome 94 in Q3 of 2021. Continue reading “Google shortens Chrome’s release cycle by two weeks”

Google Chrome brings global browser media controls to Windows, Mac and Linux

Media controls on Chrome browser have now become easier with a new update. With many users these days having multiple tabs open on their browsers, it sometimes difficult to figure out where the audio is coming from. Now users will be able to control audio and video at all times in the browser.

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Google Chrome to filter disruptive ads on websites starting July 9th

Google has announced that it will be rolling out the ad filter designed to block intrusive and disruptive ads in Chrome worldwide later this year. Starting July 9th, the company will prevent any advertisements that violate the Coalition for Better Ads’ Better Ads Standards from appearing on sites.  Continue reading “Google Chrome to filter disruptive ads on websites starting July 9th”

Google Chrome 71 brings Duet UI improvements, auto-play changes, new API’s and more

Google Chrome 71 is rolling out to desktop and Android, it is a minor release which particularly brings changes to the ‘Duet’ interface and autoplay. Part of the Google Chrome button address bar redesign which the company shut down in the last minute turned into ‘Chrome Duplex,’ which is now called ‘Chrome Duet.’ Continue reading “Google Chrome 71 brings Duet UI improvements, auto-play changes, new API’s and more”

Google Chrome for Android to get iOS-like gesture-based navigation

Google Chrome for iOS packs gesture navigation making it easier to surf the internet. It allows you to go back or forward a page by simply swiping right or left. However, the company seems to be working on bringing this to Android, according to a new commit posted on Chromium.  Continue reading “Google Chrome for Android to get iOS-like gesture-based navigation”

Google Chrome Labs introduces Squoosh browser-based image optimization tool

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With an aim to help web developers optimize their web pages, Google’s Chrome Labs has released a new web tool called Squoosh that can downsize, compress, and reformat images. Squoosh’s top priority is speed and the demo showcases the improvements and new capabilities to Chrome. Continue reading “Google Chrome Labs introduces Squoosh browser-based image optimization tool”

Google Chrome might soon get new way to share tabs between phone and desktop, changes to incognito mode media notifications

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Google Chrome get a new “self-share” feature that provides a more obvious workflow that would allow users to share tabs between mobile and desktop. There is another feature that is coming to Chrome to censor the content in media notifications on Android in Incognito Mode. Continue reading “Google Chrome might soon get new way to share tabs between phone and desktop, changes to incognito mode media notifications”

How to disable material design UI in Chrome

A few weeks back Google rolled out Chrome with a new design and features across all browsers including desktop, iOS, and Android in a way of celebrating its 10th anniversary. Named as Google Chrome 69, it didn’t go well with everyone, as half of them wants to retain the simple yet old chrome material design. Continue reading “How to disable material design UI in Chrome”

Google Chrome will automatically log in users when signing into a Google service, brings more control for Automatic Login

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With the upcoming Chrome release, whenever you sign into any Google website on Chrome, you will also be signed into Chrome with the same account, as reported earlier. You will also see your Google Account picture right in the Chrome UI, so you can easily see your sign-in status. When you sign out, either directly from Chrome or from any Google website, you’re completely signed out of your Google Account.
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Chrome 69 forcibly logs in users when signing into a Google service but it doesn’t turn on Chrome Sync

With the Chrome 69 release, when you log into your Google account, or any Google service, you will also be automatically logged into Chrome whether you want to or not. There is a visual indicator letting the user know he is logged into Google. However, Matthew Green, a cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins University, feels that it might be a big deal as it associates browsing with a Google account.  Continue reading “Chrome 69 forcibly logs in users when signing into a Google service but it doesn’t turn on Chrome Sync”

Chrome 70 beta brings fingerprint login support for Web Authentication on Android and Mac, enables TLS 1.3 and more

Chrome has been updated to V70 beta as the V69 is finally stable. This beta is not as big as the previous version but has security-focused features. Chrome 67 for desktop has added web authentications which will allow sites to use fingerprint or a Bluetooth key as the sole login method. This API is now enabled by default on Android. Continue reading “Chrome 70 beta brings fingerprint login support for Web Authentication on Android and Mac, enables TLS 1.3 and more”

Google celebrates Chrome’s 10th birthday with major design overhaul, more powerful omnibox, improved password manager

Google Chrome turns 10 today! To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Google is rolling out Chrome with a new design and features across all browsers including desktop, iOS, and Android. First up, new-look for chrome. Starting today, users will see more rounded shaped corners, new icons, and a new color palette. It also comes with new rounded tabs, which is designed to be easier to see and useful for those who like to have too many tabs open in their browser. Continue reading “Google celebrates Chrome’s 10th birthday with major design overhaul, more powerful omnibox, improved password manager”

Google ‘Saved’ site feature gets Material Theme, “Save to Google” Chrome extension to be killed

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Google’s Save to functionality to bookmark images, links was first built into the Image Search and later was moved to Search app on Android, Google also maintained a Chrome extension to save pages. However, it looks like Google is all set to kill this next month. Continue reading “Google ‘Saved’ site feature gets Material Theme, “Save to Google” Chrome extension to be killed”

Google renames Chrome Duplex to ‘Duet’ to avoid confusion over Duplex phone-call

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At the Google I/O 2018 event the company introduced the Duplex Assistant  AI-based phone call technology. The feature uses Assistant to make phone calls and book appointments for users when asked. Then again, Google’s Chrome team has officially renamed the experimental ‘Chrome Home’ interface to ‘Chrome Duplex.’ To avoid any confusion, the company is now renaming Chrome Duplex to Chrome Duet. Continue reading “Google renames Chrome Duplex to ‘Duet’ to avoid confusion over Duplex phone-call”

Google Chrome can now save content offline on WiFi

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Google today is releasing a new feature to Chrome that offers another way to use Chrome on Android for users in India along with more than 100 countries including Nigeria, Indonesia, and Brazil. The new feature allows users to surf the web with Chrome even without a constant internet connection. Continue reading “Google Chrome can now save content offline on WiFi”