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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…

Evolving Chrome’s security indicators

May 17th, 2018

Previously, we posted a proposal to mark all HTTP pages as definitively “not secure” and remove secure indicators for HTTPS pages. HTTPS usage on the web has taken off as we’ve evolved Chrome security indicators.

The State of the Web at Google I/O 2018

May 9th, 2018

The web is a global treasure and has many strengths we all enjoy. It is a distribution platform like no other, providing people around the world access to a diverse range of content and enabling businesses to reach customers wherever they are. Underpinning the web’s success is its community and a set of fundamentally open…

Protecting WebView with Safe Browsing

April 17th, 2018

Since 2007, Google Safe Browsing has been protecting users across the web from phishing and malware attacks. It protects over three billion devices from an increasing number of threats, now also including unwanted software across desktop and mobile platforms. Today, we’re announcing that Google Play Protect is bringing Safe Browsing to WebView by default, starting…

Protecting users from extension cryptojacking

April 2nd, 2018

As the extensions ecosystem continues to evolve, we remain focused on empowering developers to build innovative experiences while keeping our users as safe as possible. Over the past few months, there has been a rise in malicious extensions that appear to provide useful functionality on the surface, while embedding hidden cryptocurrency mining scripts that run…

Chrome 66 Beta: CSS Typed Object Model, Async Clipboard API, AudioWorklet

March 21st, 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 66 on ChromeStatus. The ImageBitmap Rendering Context for <canvas> Historically, rendering an image to a canvas has involved first creating an <img> tag and…