Browser News

Giving users and developers more control over focus

September 2nd, 2020

Chrome 86 introduces two new features that improve both the user and developer experience when it comes to working with focus. The :focus-visible pseudo-class is a CSS selector that lets developers opt-in to the same heuristic the browser uses when it’s deciding whether to show a default focus indicator. This makes styling focus more predictable….

A safer and more private browsing experience on Android with Secure DNS

September 2nd, 2020

With Chrome 85, we are extending the support of Secure DNS in Chrome to Android. Secure DNS is a feature we introduced in Chrome 83 on desktop platforms. It’s a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), which is designed to improve your safety and privacy while browsing the web….

Number Scrubbing

August 28th, 2020

If you use <input type=”number”>, some browsers give you an input that has UI for incrementing the number, like up/down arrows (often called “spinners”). That’s a bit helpful sometimes. But people have certainly explored fancier ways of updating that number. “Scrubbing” is one of those ways. I always think of Photoshop here, which has supported…

Chrome just got faster with Profile Guided Optimization

August 25th, 2020

From the very beginning, we built Chrome to be the fastest browser possible. The faster Chrome is, the faster you find the information you want or finish the task you need to do. With M85, users will find a noticeably faster Chrome, thanks to our two latest improvements: Profile Guided Optimization, which delivers up to…

Organize your tabs and stay productive in Chrome

August 25th, 2020

These days, people are spending a lot of time in their browsers to get things done, whether for work, school, or something else. And while some write out a formal to-do list to keep track of tasks, for others, their to-do list is their tabs in Chrome. However you get things done, we want Chrome…

Protecting Google Chrome users from insecure forms

August 17th, 2020

Beginning in M86, Chrome will warn users when they try to complete forms on secure (HTTPS) pages that are submitted insecurely. These “mixed forms” (forms on HTTPS sites that do not submit on HTTPS) are a risk to users’ security and privacy. Information submitted on these forms can be visible to eavesdroppers, allowing malicious parties…

Highlighting great user experiences on the mobile web

August 17th, 2020

Over the last decade, Chrome and the web development community have worked towards providing users with a fast, responsive and delightful browsing experience. Features like <link rel=preload> and native lazy-loading, to name but a few, are helping pages meet this mark. Historically, Chrome has also successfully encouraged the adoption of best-practices such as HTTPS by…

Helping people spot the spoofs: a URL experiment into Chrome

August 12th, 2020

On today’s web, URLs remain the primary way users determine the identity and authenticity of a site, yet we know URLs suffer from usability challenges. For example, there are myriad ways that attackers can manipulate URLs to confuse users about a website’s identity, which leads to rampant phishing, social engineering, and scams. In one study,… — A blueprint to build world-class apps and games for Chrome OS

August 12th, 2020

While people are spending more time at home than on the go, they’re relying increasingly on personal desktops and laptops to make everyday life easier. Whether they’re video-chatting with friends and family, discovering entertaining apps and games, multitasking at work, or pursuing a passion project, bigger screens and better performance have made all the difference….

Changes to the Chrome App Support Timeline

August 10th, 2020

In January 2020, we announced that we are expanding our phased approach for ending the support of Chrome Apps. That announcement was made due to significant progress in the modern Web and its ability to deliver first-class user experiences for users. We continue to invest in rich new capabilities on the Web platform and are…