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Changes to quality criteria for PWAs using Trusted Web Activity

June 25th, 2020

Trusted Web Activity will delegate some web app errors to native app crashes beginning in Chrome 86 Trusted Web Activities are Chrome’s recommended way to integrate fullscreen Progressive Web App content into an Android app. Unlike a WebView, a Trusted Web Activity is an instance of the Chrome browser and implements a complete and evergreen…

Improving Chromium’s browser compatibility in 2020

June 18th, 2020

Last year, MDN ran the 2019 Web Developer Needs Assessment (DNA) survey. The DNA survey drew responses from over 28,000 developers from around the world, together contributing more than 10,000 hours of insights into what is and isn’t working on the web today, and how the web needs to change to meet the needs of…

Chrome 84 Beta: Web OTP, Web Animations, New Origin Trials and More

May 28th, 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 ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 84 is beta as of May 28, 2020. Web OTP API The Web OTP API…

Celebrating 10 years of WebM and WebRTC

May 27th, 2020

Ten years ago, Google planted the seeds for two foundational web media technologies, hoping they would provide the roots for a more vibrant internet. Two acquisitions, On2 Technologies and Global IP Solutions, led to a pair of open source projects: the WebM Project, a family of cutting edge video compression technologies (codecs) offered by Google…

web.dev LIVE: A digital event over three days and three time zones

May 26th, 2020

Last week, my calendar was constantly alerting me to the fact that many of us would be gathering at Google I/O, and it definitely made me sad that we can’t be together in person right now! We have been so impressed with the role that web developers have played in these trying times, as they…

The Science Behind Web Vitals

May 21st, 2020

Web Vitals is an initiative by Google to help business owners, marketers, and developers alike identify opportunities to improve user experiences. These signals are guided by extensive work by many researchers in the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX). But figuring out the right metrics and thresholds is not as simple as…

A safer and more private browsing experience with Secure DNS

May 19th, 2020

With Chrome 83, we’ve started rolling out Secure DNS, a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS, which is designed to improve your safety and privacy while browsing the web. More concretely, Chrome will automatically switch to DNS-over-HTTPS if your current DNS provider supports it, and provide manual configuration options for…

Protecting against resource-heavy ads in Chrome

May 14th, 2020

Chrome is developed to be fast and responsive without harmful or annoying experiences. Recently, following the Better Ads Standards, we have taken steps to address ads that most people find unacceptable. Prior to that, we also launched a set of protections against abusive experiences in Chrome. We have recently discovered that a fraction of a…

Introducing Web Vitals: essential metrics for a healthy site

May 5th, 2020

Optimizing for quality of user experience is key to the long-term success of any site on the web. Through our ongoing engagement and collaboration with millions of web developers and site owners, we’ve developed many helpful metrics and tools across Google to help business owners, marketers, and developers alike identify opportunities to improve user experiences….

Keeping spam off the Chrome Web Store

April 29th, 2020

Since the introduction of the Chrome Web Store in 2011, it has become the largest catalog of browser extensions with over 200,000 available to all of our users. This has helped millions of users to customize their browsing experience on Chrome in ways we could have never imagined, from niche utilities to companies building businesses…