Google Chrome is arguably one of the fastest, most popular browsers ever to grace our computers and mobile phones. It’s what powers our beloved Chrome OS and gives it the performance boost we all appreciate and remark. In addition, the Chrome browser is updated consistently and has been revamped again with a significant system update, as Google announced in a blog post in recent times.
The update has brought several exciting features, so follow along with this article to cast a lens on what they are and what purpose they will serve for our computers and mobile phones. So without any further ado then, let’s jump right in.
New additions to Chrome 94
Do note that the update isn’t out yet for most people and will be gradually rolled out across all systems in the next few weeks. So sit tight for the update.
The Google Chrome browser has been tweaked to prioritize HTTPS-supported pages above anything else. While this security-rich feature was first meant to make landfall on Chrome 92, the wait is finally over. Instead, users will receive a full-fledged security warning before entering an HTTP website, a less secure version of HTTPS.
When your browser has been updated with Chrome 94, you can painlessly enable this new feature from your browser’s settings by going into the “Privacy and security” area.
Google Drive integration with the New Tab page
Chrome 94 will bring a neat new feature with itself that’ll make your access to your recent Google Drive files much more seamless and thorough. There’s going to be a dedicated “From Your Google Drive” section in your Chrome browser’s new tab where all of your recently edited documents, files, and photos will be displayed for you to interact with them. We have liked such a minor yet useful change in this latest update of the Chrome browser.
Latest WebGUI API
Chrome 94 will be the first to feature a newly developed Application Programming Interface (API) that will make it possible for developers to implement a higher level of processing power in your device’s GPU. This will make game rendering and any other graphic-intensive application run smoother in the Chrome browser. The prospect is called WebGUI API, and it will grow to differ considerably from the older WebGL and WebGL2 APIs.
However, the WebGUI API won’t come into effect straight away with the mainstream release of Chrome 94 and will probably take a while before you start noticing tremendous results.
New “Sharing Hub”
Chrome 94 will also host another helpful feature, and it’ll revolve around sharing links all across the internet. This nifty feature will be implemented in the desktop browser’s URL bar beside the “Bookmark this tab” button, so do watch out for it when you receive the update.
However, this feature will only be available to those users who are signed in with their accounts. So, for example, if you’re browsing online on your Chromebook in the Guest Mode, you won’t see the “Sharing Hub” feature.
Apart from these most praiseworthy changes, the Chrome browser will be overhauled with several other small touches. Some of them are given below.
- Many bug fixes and more than 19 security problems have been addressed in Chrome 94.
- New “Invert” feature that switches up filters in the “Network” area.
- Addition of more languages.
Google Chrome continues to improve with steadfast support from its developer. The latest update to this internet browser proudly introduces bigger and better features than its previous version and continues to improve the user experience for PC users. It’s comforting to know that all of the latest additions will come to Chrome OS as well with time, but we’ll have to wait until the updates reach Chromebooks and users can start benefitting from all the improvements above.