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Buy Cryptocurrency Within the Opera Mobile Browser

February 7th, 2019

Opera Ltd (NASDAQ: OPRA), the Norway-headquartered company behind the web browsers used by over 320 million people, now lets users buy cryptocurrency directly within its mobile app. This service is being rolled out in Scandinavia first due to a local partnership. Buy Crypto on Opera for Android The Norwegian browser-maker Opera has announced that its…

Introducing a Trusted Web Activity for Android

February 5th, 2019

A Trusted Web Activity (TWA) displays a full screen Chrome browser inside of an Android app with no browser UI. Although Android apps routinely include web content using a Chrome Custom Tab (CCT) or WebView, a TWA offers unique advantages when you need Chrome’s performance and features in your app in full screen mode. In…

Building a Better World Wide Web

January 9th, 2019

User experience sits at the core of everything we do at Google. It drives our product decisions, development, and direction. Chrome has a long history of protecting our users from annoying and harmful experiences — like blocking pop-up windows and warning users if a page has malware. We’ve also taken action to protect Chrome users…

Chrome 72 Beta: Public class fields, user activation and more

December 18th, 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 72 on Chrome 72 is beta as of December 13, 2018. Public class fields Chrome now allows declaration of public class fields in…

Chrome Dev Summit 2018 Day 2: Ready for the next movement

November 13th, 2018

Chrome Dev Summit day 1 is all wrapped up and we hope you enjoyed discussing what developers can do to build high-quality web experiences today. Now, in day 2 we will give you a preview of the new technologies the Chrome team will be working on over the next year. Modern navigation on the web…

PageSpeed Insights, now powered by Lighthouse

November 12th, 2018

At Google, we know that speed matters and we provide a variety of tools to help everyone understand the performance of a page or site. Historically, these tools have used different analysis engines. Unfortunately, this caused some confusion because the recommendations from each tool were different. Today, we’re happy to announce that Pagespeed Insights (PSI)…

Chrome Dev Summit 2018: Building a Faster, Smoother, Capable Web

November 12th, 2018

Today, we’re welcoming the web community to the 2018 edition of the Chrome Dev Summit. Over the next two days we will celebrate the evolution of the platform and share updates on our efforts moving the web forward with the help of the entire ecosystem. Chrome’s 10th birthday gave us an opportunity to reminisce about…

Our commitment to a more capable web

November 12th, 2018

Since the beginning of Chrome we have worked to provide a solid foundation for modern web applications. Those capabilities have enabled new experiences on the web that were never thought possible. WASM is enabling new classes of games and productivity apps like Sketchup and AutoCAD, WebRTC enables new ways to communicate, and service workers allow…

Notifying users of unclear subscription pages

November 8th, 2018

Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information. Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services….

Further protections from harmful ad experiences on the web

November 5th, 2018

Last year, after hearing from Chrome users, we launched a set of user protections against “abusive experiences” — experiences designed to intentionally mislead and trick users into taking action on the web. These protections blocked pop-ups and new window requests from sites with certain abusive experiences like redirecting pages. However, we’ve learned since then that…