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ChromeOS.dev — 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…

More secure and convenient Autofill coming to Chrome

July 30th, 2020

Chrome can help you fill in forms securely – everywhere on the web. Whether it is your username and password to sign in to your email account, or your credit card number when you’re about to purchase your new favorite pair of sneakers. Today we’re announcing new tools to make your Autofill experience even more…

Using Chrome to generate more accessible PDFs

July 29th, 2020

Starting in Chrome 85 (scheduled to go to stable in late August), Chrome will automatically generate a tagged PDF when you print a web page and choose the “Save as PDF” destination. A tagged PDF is one that contains extra metadata about the structure of a document, including things like headings, lists, tables, paragraphs, and…

Chrome 85: Upload Streaming, Human Interface Devices, Custom Properties with Inheritance and More

July 23rd, 2020

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 85 is beta as of July 23, 2020. Fetch Upload Streaming Fetch upload streaming lets…

Changes to quality criteria for PWAs using Trusted Web Activity

June 25th, 2020

Trusted Web Activity will delegate some web app errors to native app crashes beginning in Chrome 86 Trusted Web Activities are Chrome’s recommended way to integrate fullscreen Progressive Web App content into an Android app. Unlike a WebView, a Trusted Web Activity is an instance of the Chrome browser and implements a complete and evergreen…

Improving Chromium’s browser compatibility in 2020

June 18th, 2020

Last year, MDN ran the 2019 Web Developer Needs Assessment (DNA) survey. The DNA survey drew responses from over 28,000 developers from around the world, together contributing more than 10,000 hours of insights into what is and isn’t working on the web today, and how the web needs to change to meet the needs of…

Chrome 83 Form Element Styles

June 2nd, 2020

There have been some aesthetic changes to what form elements look like as of Chrome 83. Anything with gradient colorization is gone (notably the extra-shiny <meter> stuff). The consistency across the board is nice, particularly between inputs and textareas. Not a big fan of the new <select> styling, but I hear a lot of accessibility…

Chrome 84 Beta: Web OTP, Web Animations, New Origin Trials and More

May 28th, 2020

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 84 is beta as of May 28, 2020. Web OTP API The Web OTP API…

Protecting Chrome users from abusive notifications

May 28th, 2020

Notifications on the web help users receive important updates for a wide range of applications including messaging, calendars, email clients, ride sharing, social media, and delivery services. Unfortunately, browser notifications can be used to mislead users, phish for private information, or promote malware. These abusive patterns fall into two broad categories, “permission request issues” and…