To celebrate its 10th birthday, the popular web browser received a revamp in its design and even received some new, and rather nifty features.
The biggest change, Chrome now features more rounded shapes, new icons and a new colour palette. Apart from that, Google has also introduced many improvements like secure and easy mobile payments via third-party apps, support for password generation on more sites, and general stability and performance improvements. On iOS, the toolbar has been moved to the bottom to make it easier to reach. The smarter address bar suggestions, the cleaner design, the smarter password manager, and the better user-experience add up to what seems like the best Chrome update in a long time.
Once the password has been created, Chrome will save it to both your browser and Google account.
As of this week Chrome suggests strong passwords anytime you're setting up a new online account. Displaying answers to question without having to open up a new tab, as seen in the GIF above. Plus, Chrome will now tell you when you already have a site open, so you can jump to that tab without making a duplicate tab.
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There's also an upcoming feature that we've seen in chrome://flags that will give you results of items in your Google Drive folders.
The New Tab Page now offers quick access to features such as Bookmarks and Reading Lists, while the Chrome icon on iOS now offers shortcuts when you use 3D Touch.
The new Google Chrome update will download to your PC or Mac automatically but you can always force the update by going to Chrome's main menu Help About Google Chrome. Although the new tab shape will be the most notable Material Design change, pretty much everything now has a rounded shape to it, including text boxes and icons. Chrome will save it, and next time you sign in, it'll be there across the plaforms you use Chrome on. Chrome has undergone slight UI modifications in the past, but this was the browser's first major UI redesign since its launch, a decade ago. You can also expect Chrome to get even more AI skills that hopefully won't sound too privacy-invasive. Also, the New Tab Page can now be personalized with custom backgrounds and shortcuts.
The team is now, Wired reports, focused on identifying the ways people now use URLs in order to develop an alternative method of addressing pages and sites which will both enhance security and add convenience - though, being described by engineering director Parisa Tabriz as 'an active discussion' at the company, it's unlikely that a URL replacement will be arriving in the immediate future.