Changing the Chrome on iOS User Agent for Request Desktop Site

September 14th, 2020

Chrome on iOS sends two different User-Agent strings, depending on the version of the site being requested by the user. In M84 and earlier, the User-Agent string sent when the Request Desktop Site option was selected matched the string used by Safari Desktop. Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_5) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1.1…

Chrome 86: Improved Focus Highlighting, WebHID, and More

September 3rd, 2020

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on Chrome 86 is beta as of September 3, 2020. CSS Pseudo-Class: focus-visible and the Quick Focus…

Giving users and developers more control over focus

September 2nd, 2020

Chrome 86 introduces two new features that improve both the user and developer experience when it comes to working with focus. The :focus-visible pseudo-class is a CSS selector that lets developers opt-in to the same heuristic the browser uses when it’s deciding whether to show a default focus indicator. This makes styling focus more predictable….

A safer and more private browsing experience on Android with Secure DNS

September 2nd, 2020

With Chrome 85, we are extending the support of Secure DNS in Chrome to Android. Secure DNS is a feature we introduced in Chrome 83 on desktop platforms. It’s a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), which is designed to improve your safety and privacy while browsing the web….

Chrome just got faster with Profile Guided Optimization

August 25th, 2020

From the very beginning, we built Chrome to be the fastest browser possible. The faster Chrome is, the faster you find the information you want or finish the task you need to do. With M85, users will find a noticeably faster Chrome, thanks to our two latest improvements: Profile Guided Optimization, which delivers up to…

Protecting Google Chrome users from insecure forms

August 17th, 2020

Beginning in M86, Chrome will warn users when they try to complete forms on secure (HTTPS) pages that are submitted insecurely. These “mixed forms” (forms on HTTPS sites that do not submit on HTTPS) are a risk to users’ security and privacy. Information submitted on these forms can be visible to eavesdroppers, allowing malicious parties…

Highlighting great user experiences on the mobile web

August 17th, 2020

Over the last decade, Chrome and the web development community have worked towards providing users with a fast, responsive and delightful browsing experience. Features like <link rel=preload> and native lazy-loading, to name but a few, are helping pages meet this mark. Historically, Chrome has also successfully encouraged the adoption of best-practices such as HTTPS by…

Helping people spot the spoofs: a URL experiment into Chrome

August 12th, 2020

On today’s web, URLs remain the primary way users determine the identity and authenticity of a site, yet we know URLs suffer from usability challenges. For example, there are myriad ways that attackers can manipulate URLs to confuse users about a website’s identity, which leads to rampant phishing, social engineering, and scams. In one study,… — A blueprint to build world-class apps and games for Chrome OS

August 12th, 2020

While people are spending more time at home than on the go, they’re relying increasingly on personal desktops and laptops to make everyday life easier. Whether they’re video-chatting with friends and family, discovering entertaining apps and games, multitasking at work, or pursuing a passion project, bigger screens and better performance have made all the difference….

Changes to the Chrome App Support Timeline

August 10th, 2020

In January 2020, we announced that we are expanding our phased approach for ending the support of Chrome Apps. That announcement was made due to significant progress in the modern Web and its ability to deliver first-class user experiences for users. We continue to invest in rich new capabilities on the Web platform and are…