Browser News

Temporarily rolling back SameSite Cookie Changes

April 3rd, 2020

With the stable release of Chrome 80 in February, Chrome began enforcing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies as part of our ongoing effort to improve privacy and security across the web. We’ve been gradually rolling out this change since February and have been closely monitoring and evaluating ecosystem impact, including proactively reaching out to individual…

Updates to form controls and focus

March 30th, 2020

HTML form controls provide the backbone for much of the web’s interactivity. They’re easy for developers to use, have built-in accessibility, and are familiar to our users. One issue with native form controls, however, is the inconsistency in their styling. Older controls, such as <button> and <select> were styled to match the user’s operating system….

Chrome and Chrome OS release updates

March 26th, 2020

Cross-posted from the Chrome Releases Blog We previously paused upcoming releases for Chrome and Chrome OS. Today we’re sharing an update as we’re now resuming releases with an adjusted schedule: M83 will be released three weeks earlier than previously planned and will include all M82 work as we cancelled the M82 release (all channels). Our…

Upcoming Chrome releases

March 18th, 2020

Due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases. Our primary objectives are to ensure Chrome continues to be stable, secure, and work reliably for anyone who depends on them. We’ll continue to prioritize any updates related to security, which will be included in Chrome 80. Please…

New developer dashboard and registration flow for Chrome Web Store

March 12th, 2020

Today we’re announcing two significant changes that affect the developer experience when publishing on the Chrome Web Store. The new developer dashboard is now the default experience, and the developer registration flow has changed. New dashboard is now the default We recently launched a new developer dashboard for Chrome Web Store developers to try out….

Best Google Chrome Extensions 2020

February 26th, 2020

It makes sense to work as efficiently as possible because you spend the entire day on your device, and most of it is focused on internet browsing. The good news is that web browser plugins or extensions will help to improve the online experience to increase your productivity. You can use these extensions to save…

Chrome 81: Near Field Communications, Augmented Reality, and More

February 13th, 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 81 is beta as of February 13, 2020. Web NFC for mobile NFC stands for…

Building the Web We Want

February 10th, 2020

On the Microsoft Edge team, we’re committed to an open web and helping to drive innovation forward, which is why we’ve kicked off a new initiative in collaboration with Google, Mozilla, Samsung Internet, Igalia and — most importantly — the web community, called The Web We Want. The Web We Want is an open initiative for web developers and…

Protecting users from insecure downloads in Google Chrome

February 6th, 2020

Today we’re announcing that Chrome will gradually ensure that secure (HTTPS) pages only download secure files. In a series of steps outlined below, we’ll start blocking “mixed content downloads” (non-HTTPS downloads started on secure pages). This move follows a plan we announced last year to start blocking all insecure subresources on secure pages. Insecurely-downloaded files…

Browser Version Release Spectrum

February 5th, 2020

Whenever a browser upgrades versions, it’s a little marketing event, and rightly so. Looks like for Firefox it’s about once a month, Chrome is ~6 weeks, and Safari is once a year. Chrome 80 just dropped, as they say, and we get a video and blog post. What strikes me about releases like this these…