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Chrome Turns 10 and Gets a Bunch of New Features

05 September, 2018, 02:52 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • 4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

Chrome's always had a password manager, but this new version will be more proactive, generating passwords for you - pushing users away from recycling their passwords. The browser has significantly changed how users experience the web and has even influenced other browsers, from tabs that don't crash the entire browser to an address bar that does nearly everything. The most important (or at least, the most noticeable) updates for the average user are likely the many design overhauls Chrome has received during the last decade. But why bother with those when you can Google (privacy concerns aside).

Click or tap "About Chrome" at the bottom of the new menu that appears.

Google's announcement blog post looks forward to another 10 years of Chrome, and it calls out Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence as the next big features for browsers. AR is going to play a large role in the future of computing, so, naturally, Chrome will be there, too, allowing you to see if that new couch you were browsing will fit with the rest of your living room decor. But there's more than superficial design changes in Chrome 69, as you'll see below. There's a reason why it's the number one web browser in the world, after all.

If you are now running an older version of Google Chrome, it's incredibly easy to update to Chrome 69. A clever, understated way for the company to celebrate the success of its browser. You know; the sensitive ones.


Since it syncs with your Google account, if you log into the same site later on using your smartphone's Chrome browser, it will quickly fill in the information for you. Now, whenever you're prompted to create a password for an account, Chrome will be able to generate and save a secure one for you.

As well, Google is back to their roots of being more helpful. With this release, Google is using the Material Design framework across the desktop, iOS, and Android versions of Chrome. Since I generally keep my daily driver on the Developer channel and sometimes Canary, many of these updates have been live on my device for some time. Not only will it proactively autocomplete queries and show answers before you can click enter, but it will also route you to now open tabs if you try to search for them. When you visit a site that Chrome thinks might be harmful, you are given a huge warning and have to go through ... 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.

Chrome's getting a new tab on the desktop as part of the latest update as well. "Say you're shopping for a couch online and want to see how it would look in your living room". Hit the button below to head to the Google Chrome listing.

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