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Improving privacy and security on the web

May 7th, 2019

In 2008, we launched Chrome with the goal of building a speedy, simple, secure and stable web for everyone, everywhere. Ten years later, user experience is still at the core of everything we do. We’ve received consistent feedback from our users about the importance of transparency, choice and control when it comes to data privacy…

Chrome 75 Beta: low latency canvas contexts, sharing files, and numeric separators

May 2nd, 2019

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Find more information about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 75 is beta as of May 2, 2019. Hint for low latency canvas contexts…

Data Saver is now Lite mode

April 23rd, 2019

Since we introduced Data Saver in Chrome, we’ve reduced users’ data usage by up to 60 percent. But now, the feature is expanding to provide more benefits in addition to data savings. Pages will now load faster, in some cases considerably faster, and use less memory. This is why starting today, we will be renaming…

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…