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User-Agent Reduction Origin Trial and Dates

Back in May, we published an update on our User-Agent string reduction plans with a promise to publish further details on timing. Now that we have an origin trial ready for testing the Reduced User-Agent header (and associated JS interfaces) we have estimated timelines to share. What follows is repeated from the original blog post, but contains estimated...

User-Agent Reduction Origin Trial and Dates

Back in May, we published an update on our User-Agent string reduction plans with a promise to publish further details on timing. Now that we have an origin trial ready for testing the Reduced User-Agent header (and associated JS interfaces) we have estimated timelines to share. What follows is repeated from the original blog post, but contains estimated...

Chrome 94 Beta: WebCodecs, WebGPU, Scheduling, and More

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 ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 94 is beta as of August 26, 2021. WebCodecsExisting media APIs (HTMLMediaElement, Media Source...

Chrome 93: Multi-Screen Window Placement, PWAs as URL Handlers, and More

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Android WebView, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 93 is beta as of July 29, 2021. Origin TrialsThis version of Chrome introduces...

Faster and more efficient phishing detection in M92

Keeping Chrome users safe as they browse the web is crucially important to Chrome; in fact, security has always been one of our four core principles. In some cases, security can come at the expense of performance. In our next post in The Fast and the Curious series, we are excited to share how improvements to our phishing detection algorithms keeps...

Increasing HTTPS adoption

When a browser connects to websites over HTTPS (vs. HTTP), eavesdroppers and attackers on the network can't intercept or alter the data that's shared over that connection (including personal info, or even the page itself). This level of privacy and security is vital for the web ecosystem, so Chrome continues to invest in making HTTPS more widely supported.Thankfully,...

Changes to Chrome OS’s release cycle

We previously announced that Chrome will soon release a new milestone every 4 weeks, starting with Chrome 94 in Q3 of 2021. We’re excited to also share our plans today for adjusting the Chrome OS release schedule. To deliver new features more rapidly to consumers while also continuing to prioritize the key pillars of Chrome OS – security, stability,...

Chrome 92: Web Apps as File Handlers, New JavaScript Features, and More

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 ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 92 is beta as of June 3, 2021 File Handling APINow that web apps are capable of reading and...

Chrome is up to 23% faster in M91 and saves over 17 years of CPU time daily

Since the launch of Chrome in 2008, speed has been one of the 4 core principles that shape the work we do to deliver a highly performant browser. The V8 JavaScript compiler is a critical part of delivering maximum speed for the JavaScript that’s shipped on practically every web page. In our next post in The Fast and the Curious series, we are excited...

An experiment in helping users and web publishers create deeper connections on Chrome

Today, people have many ways to keep up with their favorite websites, including subscribing to mailing lists, notifications and RSS. It’s a lot for any one person to manage, so we’re exploring how to simplify the experience of getting the latest and greatest from your favorite sites directly in Chrome, building on the open RSS web standard. Our vision...

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