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Chrome 102: Window Controls Overlay, a Host of Finished Origin Trials, PWAs as File Handlers and More

April 28th, 2022

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 102 is beta as of April 28, 2022. You can download the latest on Google.com…

Chrome 101: Federated Credential Management Origin Trial, Media Capabilities for WebRTC, and More

March 31st, 2022

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 101 is beta as of March 31, 2022. You can download the latest on Google.com…

How Chrome Became Highest Scoring Browser on Speedometer, Ever

March 15th, 2022

Last week we released a blog post about our improvements in Chrome speed over the past year culminating with the M99 release of Chrome. We wanted to follow up by going in depth on how we achieved this milestone in browser performance. Since the launch of Chrome in 2008, one of our core principles has…

A new speed milestone for Chrome

March 7th, 2022

Everyday, billions of people around the world turn to Chrome to get things done quickly on their devices, whether shopping for a new pair of headphones or pulling together a sales report for work. Nothing is more frustrating than having a slow experience while browsing the web. That’s why Chrome has always been focused on…

Chrome 100 Beta: Reduced User-Agent Strings, Multi-Screen Window Placement, and More

March 3rd, 2022

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 100 is beta as of March 3. 2022. You can download the latest on Google.com…

What is Chromium Without Chrome on Top?

January 10th, 2022

Raw Chromium, perhaps? So, Chrome is based on Chromium which is open-source. Chrome is Chromium with Google’s extra stuff on top of it. What extra stuff? Kinda lots! A few years ago, The Verge published “Microsoft reveals all the Google things it removed in its Chromium Edge browser” with this image from Microsoft listing out…

Chrome on Windows performance improvements and the journey of Native Window Occlusion

December 9th, 2021

Whether you prefer organizing your browser with tab groups, naming your windows, tab search, or another method, you have lots of features that help you get to the tabs you want. In this The Fast and the Curious post, we describe how we use what windows are visible to you to optimize Chrome, leading to…

Our favorite Chrome extensions of 2021

December 7th, 2021

All year, developers from around the world build Chrome extensions that make browsing easier, more productive, and more personalized — whether you’re on the web to work, learn, play, or all of the above. Today, we’re sharing our favorite extensions of the year that help people continue to virtually stay connected, get things done and…

Faster Chrome – Let The Compiler do the work

December 1st, 2021

Chrome is fast, but there’s always room for improvement. Often, that’s achieved by carefully crafting the algorithms that makeup Chrome. But there’s a lot of Chrome, so why not let computers do at least some part of our work? In this installment of The Fast And The Curious, we’ll show you several changes in how…

Simplified Storage Controls

November 18th, 2021

At Chrome, we’re always looking for ways to help users better understand and manage privacy on the web. Our most recent change provides more clarity on controlling site storage settings. Starting today, we will be rolling out this change to M97 Beta, we will be re-configuring our Privacy and Security settings related to data a…