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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…

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…

Help test / provide feedback on upcoming Chrome browser features

August 24th, 2018

Feeling adventurous? Preview upcoming Chrome features before they’re released across Desktop, Android, and iOS. What is the Chrome beta channel? Chrome beta allows you to preview upcoming features before they’re released. You can expect weekly updates, access to features and designs that may or may not make it to a stable version, and the ability…

Chrome 69 Beta: CSS tricks, and more

August 2nd, 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 69 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 69 is beta as of August 2. New CSS tricks Chrome has added several new CSS features. Conic gradients CSS…

Bringing Google Pay to PaymentRequest

July 26th, 2018

In September 2016 Chrome launched support for the PaymentRequest API, which offers a secure, seamless checkout experience built right into the browser. As part of that launch, Chrome offered support for the basic-card payment method. This allowed users to pay for goods online via PaymentRequest with credit or debit cards stored locally in Chrome or,…

What’s new in Chromium 67 and Opera 54

July 5th, 2018

Opera 54 (based on Chromium 67) for Mac, Windows, Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog post. Here’s what it means for web developers. Generic Sensors Sensor data is used in many native applications to enable experiences like immersive gaming, fitness tracking, and augmented or virtual reality. This data is now…

Improving extension transparency for users

June 12th, 2018

We strive to ensure choice and transparency for all Chrome users as they browse the web. Part of this choice is the ability to use the hundreds of thousands of extensions available in the Chrome Web Store to customize the browsing experience in useful and productivity-boosting ways. However, we continue to receive large volumes of…

Chrome 68 Beta: add to home screen, payment handler, page lifecycle

June 7th, 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 68 on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 68 is beta as of June 7, 2018. New add to home screen behavior for progressive web apps We’ve heard…