Google Chrome is an all-purpose web browser that is optimized for the web, the internet, and your devices. It’s available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It’s unrelenting and focused on delivering a superior web experience.
With each major version of Chrome, Google adds new features. This past version introduced an improved incognito mode, enhanced security, and a host of new (lighter) themes. Even better, Chrome updates are delivered in a timely manner, meaning you can get the latest features in a matter of days (if not hours) instead of weeks (or months) like with many other browsers.
What’s With the Popularity of Chrome?
The Google Chrome browser is popular among those who want a fast, simple way to surf the web. It’s also been a popular choice among web developers because it has several features that make it easy to create great web apps. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the latest updates to Chrome and have found that there are a lot of exciting features headed to the browser. We haven’t seen many major changes to Chrome since the beginning of the year, so it’s exciting to see them appear so quickly.
Ever since it launched in 2008, the Chrome web browser has had a reputation for being one of the most stable and secure browsers out there. And, despite updates from Firefox, Chrome seems to be the browser of choice for most people.
The Chrome Updates Of 2021
Google Chrome has been the go-to web browser for over eight years now. It’s fast, powerful, and has many useful add-ons. Chrome has been updated several times over the years, but the latest version is built for speed, security, and privacy.
They have since announced a fresh update for Chrome in their official Google Chrome blog as of this writing. In July 2021, they announced the availability of Google Chrome 92.0.4515, the standard version for Linux, MacOS, and Windows.
It’s been a busy month for the latest Chrome updates. While last month was focused on bug fixes, this month has been filled with feature updates! Here’s a quick rundown of some of the significant changes:
- Introduces a new way to secure your Incognito tabs in case you have shared your computer with others. Previously, if you had an Incognito tab open, your search history and other activity was saved to your Google account. Now, you can further protect your sensitive information by asking for a passcode to be entered on each new tab by the user to whom the tab is shared. This way, no one else can access your Incognito tab, even if they have access to your computer.
- One of the biggest highlights is that when you take a screenshot of a webpage, you’ll be able to view it in its entirety to see what’s behind it.
- Has an update to the tab switcher that now shows you how many tabs you have open and allows you to close all of them in one go.
- The major changes in the latest version include a new tab page design, the ability to open Multiple Images at once, Long URLs in the address bar, and even a new way to explore interests.
- There is now a new way for Google users to access their bookmarks and tabs: a unified swipe-to-switch UI. In this new interface that combines the current tab bar with bookmarks and tabs, users can swipe to the left or to the right to access their favorite bookmarks and tabs, respectively.
- The Latest Chrome Updates also go into detail regarding any stability and performance improvements introduced to both the Android version of Chrome and the iOS version of Chrome, as well as the updates to the Opera browser.
Google usually updates Chrome every 6-7 weeks, but sometimes it takes just a few weeks. Regardless, each update offers things like new features like Timeline, which shows a browsing history of the current day, night, and weekend, as well as new security features that help make the browser more secure against malicious websites.
On the Flipside of Chrome Updates…
Google Chrome has been a massive hit among users for the way it handles web browsers, but for some of us, it’s a pain because it has frequent updates, and sometimes they just don’t work. Sometimes they even require an update that is considered useless for the current version of Chrome. After upgrading to the latest version, both Google Chrome and Google Chrome OS are faster and more stable. However, the “junk” version of Google Chrome OS needs the new update out of the blue, which causes the system to slow down to a crawl.