Google Chrome 68 – All the new features explained
Google Chrome is the most prevalent web browser with over 1 billion users (58% market share) around the world. The Alphabet-claimed Google routinely present new feature & upgrades for its apps, devices & browser.
Google unveiled its Chrome update to the public recently with various propelled highlights. The most recent update is now accessible for Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux.
Here are some changes in Chrome 68 which you can see after updating your browser –
1. ‘NOT SECURE’ Warning
Google already announced about this safety feature previously with a deadline. Now, it must be not an astonishment if your website shows up with a despicable message as ‘Not-secure’ in URL bar on the off chance that you have not adopted HTTPS. This not secure warning can lead misimpression for your website or brand and a user may believe that your website is hacked, malicious or could be vulnerable. The only solution is to add HTTPS (SSL Certificate) to remove this warning.
2. Site Isolation
Google has empowered ‘Site Isolation’ Feature by default on its newest update to add an additional security. At the point when this feature enabled on your browser, Chrome adjusts a changed browser procedure for each internet domain.
Despite the fact that, this security highlight was presented in its past adaptation Chrome 67 to a set number of clients, yet now its empowered for all clients with Chrome 68.
Google clarified about Specter Site Isolation in a blog entry as-
Speculative execution side-channel attacks like Spectre are a newly discovered security risk for web browsers. A website could use such attacks to steal data or login information from other websites that are open in the browser. To better mitigate these attacks, we're excited to announce that Chrome 67 has enabled a security feature called Site Isolation on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. Site Isolation has been optionally available as an experimental enterprise policy since Chrome 63, but many known issues have been resolved since then, making it practical to enable by default for all desktop Chrome users.
3. Notifications on Windows 10
Now Google Chrome 68 will support the native notifications using Windows 10 Action Center as regular Windows alerts. Google initially this feature to half of the users only and rest users can get in the coming future. All users who have received this update can enable the feature manually by visiting the flags page (chrome://flags) and then searching for the native notifications option and simply restart your Chrome.
4. RAM usage
Now forget web browsers freeze problem with Google Chrome 68 which include Page Lifecycle interface feature to reduce the RAM usage. This astounding feature has your browser lighter by suspending background pages which you haven’t accessed for a while.
5. New Emoji Panel
Who the know ‘Emoji’. We daily use Emojis to express our emotions on different platforms including Twitter, Facebook or WhatsApp etc. For emoji lovers, Google carries a magnificent feature with its new version. However, as of now this element not accessible for each client but rather anticipated that would accessible openly soon. Although, you can try it now by following steps –
- Type “chrome://flags/#enable-emoji-context-menu” in the address bar
- Now click on the drop-down menu and select “Enable”
- Now Google will give you a pop-up to relaunch Chrome, so the Emoji panel can be enabled.