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Speeding up Chrome's release cycle

For more than a decade, Chrome has shipped a new milestone every 6 weeks, delivering security, stability, speed and simplicity to our users and the web. As we have improved our testing and release processes for Chrome, and deployed bi-weekly security updates to improve our patch gap, it became clear that we could shorten our release cycle and deliver...

Heads Up: Restriction on SharedArrayBuffers are coming in M91

Starting in Chrome 91 (May, 2021), cross-origin isolation will be required on all platforms in order to access APIs like SharedArrayBuffer and performance.measureUserAgentSpecificMemory(). This brings our desktop platforms in line with Android, which shipped this restriction in Chrome 88. In order to continue using these APIs, ensure that your...

Chrome 89 Beta: Advanced Hardware Interactions, Web Sharing on Desktop, 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 89 is beta as of January 28, 2021. WebHID APIThere is a long tail of human interface devices...

Privacy Sandbox in 2021: Testing a more private web

A year ago we announced our intention to phase out third-party cookies and replace them with new browser features that are fundamentally more private. Since then, we've been working closely with the broader web community, including W3C, to design and implement new privacy-preserving technology, while also preserving the vitality and sustainability of...

Better content sharing with Custom Tabs

Custom Tabs is a browser feature, introduced by Chrome, that is now supported by most major browsers on Android. It gives apps more control over their web experience, and makes transitions between native and web content more seamless without having to resort to a WebView. Similar to when using the browser, users frequently want to share the content...

Limiting Private API availability in Chromium

During a recent audit, we discovered that some third-party Chromium based browsers were able to integrate Google features, such as Chrome sync and Click to Call, that are only intended for Google’s use. This meant that a small fraction of users could sign into their Google Account and store their personal Chrome sync data, such as bookmarks, not just...

Chrome Dev Summit 2020: Building an open web for our users and developers

We all benefit from an open web that is secure, powerful, and fast. Over the past year, we’ve focused our efforts on strengthening the web in three areas: Rethinking how we can deliver a safe and secure web Adding the capabilities you need to build powerful, rich, and diverse applications Optimizing for performance, for users...

Manifest V3 now available on M88 Beta

With hundreds of millions of people using over 250,000 items in the Chrome Web Store, extensions have become essential to how many of us experience the web and get work done online. We believe extensions must be trustworthy by default, which is why we’ve spent this year making extensions safer for everyone. Today we’re officially...

Easy to build, monetize, and discover: List your web app on Google Play

App developers should be able to make money from their creations, whether via ads, purchases, or subscriptions. The first step to successfully monetizing is getting your app discovered. Now that Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) can be listed in Google Play, we’re excited to announce that web developers can use Google Play payments...

Seamless payments and password management in Chrome

Many people choose to save their payment information and passwords for their favorite websites to their Google Account for easy access. Until recently, it was not always easy to access them in Chrome. For example: in that moment where you (finally!) found the perfect holiday gift, and started the checkout, Chrome couldn't help you access the login credentials...

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