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Moving Forward from Chrome Apps

January 15th, 2020

The web platform has made substantial progress since the launch of Chrome Apps in 2013. As community members, we continue to work with other browsers and invest to bring rich new capabilities to the platform, as seen in the announcements made at the Chrome Developer Summit last November. The progress of modern browsers puts the…

Building a more private web: A path towards making third party cookies obsolete

January 14th, 2020

In August, we announced a new initiative (known as Privacy Sandbox) to develop a set of open standards to fundamentally enhance privacy on the web. Our goal for this open-source initiative is to make the web more private and secure for users, while also supporting publishers. Today, we’d like to give you an update on…

Introducing quieter permission UI for notifications

January 7th, 2020

Notifications on the web enable users to receive important updates even when they are not interacting with a website. Notifications are an essential capability for a wide range of applications including messaging, calendars, email clients, ride sharing, social media and delivery services. Unfortunately, notifications are also a common complaint as many websites request the notification…

Chrome 80, Content Indexing, ES Modules and More

December 19th, 2019

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 ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 80 is beta as of December 19, 2019. Content Indexing A progressive web app can…

Intent to Explain: Demystifying the Blink Shipping Process

November 12th, 2019

If you’re a standards-curious web developer, you may have wondered how features get added to browsers, or even how the Chrome team decides what they will work on. You probably also have, at least at some point, thought to yourself “I have this urgent problem but I’ll have to work around it for the foreseeable…

Chrome Dev Summit 2019: Elevating the Web Together

November 11th, 2019

As the largest open ecosystem in history, the Web is a tremendous utility, with more than 1.5B active websites on the Internet today, serving nearly 4.5B web users across the world. This kind of diversity (geography, device, content, and more) can only be facilitated by the open web platform. Users uniquely experience the Web as…

Moving towards a faster web

November 11th, 2019

Speed has been one of Chrome’s core principles since the beginning – we’re constantly working to give users an experience that is instant as they browse the web. That said, we have all visited web pages we thought would load fast, only to be met by an experience that could have been better. We think…

Making new experiences possible on the web

November 11th, 2019

The web that we know today has come a long way from its humble beginnings as simple interlinked documents; today it powers a huge number of rich services and applications. Content consumption is at the heart of the web, however, there are many tasks that people need to turn to native applications to accomplish. Our…

Chrome 79 Beta: Virtual Reality Comes to the Web

October 31st, 2019

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 ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 79 is beta as of October 31, 2019. Virtual Reality Comes to the Web The…

Addressing some misconceptions about our plans for improving the security of DNS

October 28th, 2019

Whenever you type a URL into your browser (for example “redcross.org”), this information is sent to a domain name system (DNS) provider that converts that request into the unique numerical “IP address” (e.g. 162.6.217.119) that identifies websites on the Internet. Your browser then uses that numerical IP address to take you to the site you…