Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

If you're a Chromie like us, a lot of these features may appear familiar as we have been reporting on them in upcoming versions of Chrome OS. Say you're shopping for a couch online and want to see how it would look in your living room.

On mobile, open the iOS App Store or Google Play store to update the app. When it's time to create a new password, Chrome will now generate one for you (so you're not using your puppy's name for all of your passwords anymore).

Google said this feature is new in Chrome 69, although Google had the feature in beta in 2014 and more widely available in Chrome version 45 back in 2015. No sign of a dark mode, outside of Incognito mode. And across Chrome, they have simplified the prompts, menus, and even the URLs in the address bar. We've seen other Google apps like Google Contacts and Android Messages receive this visual overhaul, and now it's Google Chrome's turn. 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.

All of this comes alongside Chrome's tenth birthday and it is fair to say the browser has come a long way from being a curiosity to one of the best browsers around. "Our newest update includes a refreshed design that lets you navigate the web faster, and a completely revamped password manager and updated autofill so you can get things done more easily and securely". It also makes it a mandate to grant sites permission to use Flash after every browser restart.

If you're already using the Chrome browser, it should automatically update itself to the new version.

Google's Chrome 69 is now available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

As we've known for a while now, Chrome 69 finally brings a uniform Material Design finish to the entire user experience. But if you are forgoing a complete password management experience for some reason (you really shouldn't, though!), Chrome 69 will make password creation and management within the browser much more useful. The Chrome search box ("Omnibox") also gives you more information directly as you type. Rather than wait for a page to load to answer a simple question, it will show you weather and factoids right then and there in the list of results.

For people who need to add shortcuts to everything, the browser is also supporting the addition of tabbed shortcut search.

Google started to roll out Google Chrome 69 Stable to all supported systems yesterday. For me, I had to take a very close look to see what was actually new.

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