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Changes to quality criteria for PWAs using Trusted Web Activity

Trusted Web Activity will delegate some web app errors to native app crashes beginning in Chrome 86Trusted 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 set of web...

Improving Chromium's browser compatibility in 2020

Last year, MDN ran the 2019 Web Developer Needs Assessment (DNA) survey. The DNA survey drew responses from over 28,000 developers from around the world, together contributing more than 10,000 hours of insights into what is and isn't working on the web today, and how the web needs to change to meet the needs of the developer community.There were many...

Chrome 84 Beta: Web OTP, Web Animations, New Origin Trials 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 84 is beta as of May 28, 2020.Web OTP APIThe Web OTP API (formerly called the SMS Receiver...

Protecting Chrome users from abusive notifications

Notifications on the web help users receive important updates for a wide range of applications including messaging, calendars, email clients, ride sharing, social media and delivery services. Unfortunately, browser notifications can be used to mislead users, phish for private information or promote malware. These abusive patterns fall into two broad...

Resuming SameSite Cookie Changes in July

In April, we temporarily rolled back the enforcement of SameSite cookie labeling to ensure stability for websites providing essential services in the critical initial stage of COVID-19 response. We indicated plans to resume the rollout over the summer.Since April we have continued to monitor overall ecosystem readiness, and engage with websites and...

Celebrating 10 years of WebM and WebRTC

Ten years ago, Google planted the seeds for two foundational web media technologies, hoping they would provide the roots for a more vibrant internet. Two acquisitions, On2 Technologies and Global IP Solutions, led to a pair of open source projects: the WebM Project, a family of cutting edge video compression technologies (codecs) offered by Google royalty-free,...

web.dev LIVE: A digital event over three days and three time zones

Last week, my calendar was constantly alerting me to the fact that many of us would be gathering at Google I/O, and it definitely made me sad that we can’t be together in person right now! We have been so impressed with the role that web developers have played in these trying times, as they focus on the fundamentals, make sure critical information is...

The Science Behind Web Vitals

Web Vitals is an initiative by Google to help business owners, marketers and developers alike identify opportunities to improve user experiences. These signals are guided by extensive work by many researchers in the fields of human–computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX). But figuring out the right metrics and thresholds is not as simple...

A safer and more private browsing experience with Secure DNS

With Chrome 83, we’ve started rolling out Secure DNS, a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol called DNS-over-HTTPS, which is designed to improve your safety and privacy while browsing the web. More concretely, Chrome will automatically switch to DNS-over-HTTPS if your current DNS provider supports it, and provide manual configuration options...

Protecting against resource-heavy ads in Chrome

Chrome is developed to be fast and responsive without harmful or annoying experiences. Recently, following the Better Ads Standards, we have taken steps to address ads that most people find unacceptable. Prior to that, we also launched a set of protections against abusive experiences in Chrome.We have recently discovered that a fraction of a percent...

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