Google Chrome has recently rolled out its Chrome 90 update a day later than its anticipated release. It is now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux users.
The launch was initially set to be on Apr. 13, following its predecessor, version 89, which reportedly contained an unforeseen vulnerability or a "Zero-day flaw."
A Zero-day flaw is used to describe a security exploit, which is identified in a software. This was seen in Chrome 89. It was later on dealt with by Google, among some other bugs brought by the previous browser version.
Dangers posed by the security breach include the perpetrators gaining access to services outside of its own sandbox, which can potentially lead to serious repercussions to the attacked users' personal data.
What to Expect with the Latest Chrome 90 Update
Chrome 90 is said to contain the following:
37 bug fixes and security patches, among other features that can be seen in the list provided by the Google Chrome blog.
Android users can expect the introduction of Chrome Lite mode, which is previously called Data Saver, as pointed out by 9to5Google.
Enablement of hiding its users' Reading List
The option to hide the URL, as preferred by the user.
Pop-Up Advertisement Blocking. The browser will now automatically block those that appear for notifications from sites.
Support for AV1, with the introduction of that protocol's encoder, which is optimized to help with the efficiency of video compression in video conferencing, specifically on low bandwidth networks - including 30 kbps or less - without compromising the quality of videos downloaded.
How to download the Latest Chrome 90?
Step 1: Click the three-dot menu at the top right of Chrome and then click "Help" and "About Chrome."
Step 2: Click the "check for updates" button and wait for the completed download.
Step 3: Restart your browser when the installation is complete and you're all set!
Google Chrome Browser Overview
Google Chrome was launched in 2008 and is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was Microsoft Windows built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android, where it is the default browser built into the OS.
Currently, the browser is recognized to be the best there is in the market, as per Digital Trends. It said that it has "a robust feature set, full Google Account integration, a thriving extension ecosystem (available through the Chrome Web Store), and a reliable suite of mobile apps, it's easy to see why Chrome is the most popular web browser."
It is also known to have the most accessible mobile integration available, serving every major platform, keeping data in sync is easy, making browsing between multiple devices easier. It also automatically generates and recommends strong password versions when users create new accounts on a webpage.
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Written by Gabbie Natividad