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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…

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 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…