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Notifying users of unclear subscription pages

November 8th, 2018

Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information. Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services….

Further protections from harmful ad experiences on the web

November 5th, 2018

Last year, after hearing from Chrome users, we launched a set of user protections against “abusive experiences” — experiences designed to intentionally mislead and trick users into taking action on the web. These protections blocked pop-ups and new window requests from sites with certain abusive experiences like redirecting pages.However, we’ve learned since then that this…

Chrome 71 Beta: relative time formats and more

October 25th, 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 71 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 71 is beta as of October 25, 2018. International Relative Time Format When writing (and speaking), phrases such as ‘yesterday’…

Trustworthy Chrome Extensions, by default

October 1st, 2018

Incredibly, it’s been nearly a decade since we launched the Chrome extensions system. Thanks to the hard work and innovation of our developer community, there are now more than 180,000 extensions in the Chrome Web Store, and nearly half of Chrome desktop users actively use extensions to customize Chrome and their experience on the web.The…

Chrome 70 beta: shape detection, web authentication, and more

September 13th, 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 70 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 70 is beta as of September 13, 2018. Shape Detection Origin Trial The Shape Detection API makes a device’s shape…

10 years of Speed in Chrome

September 11th, 2018

Speed has been one of Chrome’s four core principles, since it was first launched ten years ago. We’ve always wanted to enable web developers to provide users with fast, engaging web experiences. On Chrome’s 10th birthday, we thought it would be fun to look at what we’ve done to improve speed over the years and…

How we designed Chrome 10 years ago

September 10th, 2018

NOTE: This article was inspired by a conversation with Darin Fisher, VP for Google Chrome, for our YouTube series “Designer vs. Developer”.To release a browser when there were already established ones in the market was a bold move—especially when some of the major browsers were clocking over a million downloads within just hours of their…

10 Years of Chrome DevTools

September 6th, 2018

Chrome is turning 10! Thank you for making the web development community so open, collaborative, and supportive. DevTools draws inspiration from countless other projects. Here’s a look back at how DevTools came about, and how it’s changed over the years. In the beginning, there was Firebug Imagine for a moment that browsers didn’t ship with…

The ‘Capable Web’: A 10 Year Retrospective

September 4th, 2018

When we introduced Chrome in 2008, our goal was to “keep evolving with the web and continuing to build a solid foundation for modern web applications.” In honor of our tenth year, we’d like to highlight some of the major changes in the web’s rich capabilities that we feel lucky to share with other browser…

Charting Browser Interoperability

August 30th, 2018

At this year’s Google I/O, Ben Galbraith and Malte Ubl presented a chart during the Web keynote showing how the web is getting more interoperable: This trend is really important to the Chrome team: web developers should be able to target the web platform, not four different (though overlapping) platforms. The chart was gleaned from…