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Debugging Websites in Chrome for iOS

March 25th, 2019

Debugging web pages displayed in Chrome for iOS has always required building the project from source because the release version of WKWebView does not support Safari Remote Debugging. To help bridge the gap of missing developer support, we added the chrome://inspect page in M73 to locally view JavaScript logs. While building Chrome for iOS from…

Chrome 74 beta: reducing unwanted motion, private class fields, and feature policy API

March 22nd, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Android WebView, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 74 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 74 is beta as of March 22, 2019. CSS prefers-reduced-motion media query Some users have reported getting motion…

Chrome Lite Pages – For a faster, leaner loading experience

March 12th, 2019

Browsing the web with poor connectivity can be a frustrating, slow, and expensive experience. Chrome on Android’s Data Saver feature helps by automatically optimizing web pages to make them load faster. When users are facing network or data constraints, Data Saver may reduce data use by up to 90% and load pages two times faster,…

Chrome 73 Beta: Constructable stylesheets, a new RegExp function, and passive mouse events

February 8th, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 73 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 73 is beta as of February 8, 2019. Constructable stylesheets It’s long been possible to dynamically create a stylesheet by…

Buy Cryptocurrency Within the Opera Mobile Browser

February 7th, 2019

Opera Ltd (NASDAQ: OPRA), the Norway-headquartered company behind the web browsers used by over 320 million people, now lets users buy cryptocurrency directly within its mobile app. This service is being rolled out in Scandinavia first due to a local partnership. Buy Crypto on Opera for Android The Norwegian browser-maker Opera has announced that its…

Introducing a Trusted Web Activity for Android

February 5th, 2019

A Trusted Web Activity (TWA) displays a full screen Chrome browser inside of an Android app with no browser UI. Although Android apps routinely include web content using a Chrome Custom Tab (CCT) or WebView, a TWA offers unique advantages when you need Chrome’s performance and features in your app in full screen mode. In…

Building a Better World Wide Web

January 9th, 2019

User experience sits at the core of everything we do at Google. It drives our product decisions, development, and direction. Chrome has a long history of protecting our users from annoying and harmful experiences — like blocking pop-up windows and warning users if a page has malware. We’ve also taken action to protect Chrome users…

Chrome 72 Beta: Public class fields, user activation and more

December 18th, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. View a complete list of the features in Chrome 72 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 72 is beta as of December 13, 2018. Public class fields Chrome now allows declaration of public class fields in…

Chrome Dev Summit 2018 Day 2: Ready for the next movement

November 13th, 2018

Chrome Dev Summit day 1 is all wrapped up and we hope you enjoyed discussing what developers can do to build high-quality web experiences today. Now, in day 2 we will give you a preview of the new technologies the Chrome team will be working on over the next year. Modern navigation on the web…

PageSpeed Insights, now powered by Lighthouse

November 12th, 2018

At Google, we know that speed matters and we provide a variety of tools to help everyone understand the performance of a page or site. Historically, these tools have used different analysis engines. Unfortunately, this caused some confusion because the recommendations from each tool were different. Today, we’re happy to announce that Pagespeed Insights (PSI)…