As part of a broader update to its Chrome web browser, Google announced There are some new features coming to the latest build of Chrome on iOS today. In major additions, the Chrome app is gaining access to Google’s advanced Safe Browsing feature that constantly warns you about dangerous web pages. Other updates include user interface changes, the ability to set Google’s password manager as the autofill provider, an updated language recognition model, and more.
Some of these changes have been available on the Android and desktop versions of Chrome for months or even years, but are now making their way to iOS.
For example, Enhanced Safe Browsing, which is available on the Android and desktop versions of Chrome, is finally coming to the iPhone and iPad in this release. This feature is capable of predicting and warning dangerous websites by sending real time data to the users Google Safe Browsing Must be checked for things like malware, phishing and other threats. Chrome will also send alerts to iOS users about the compromised credentials, so that they can change their username and password accordingly.
Once the app is updated, users can enable Advanced Safe Browsing on their iPhone or iPad via Chrome > More > Settings > Advanced Safe Browsing.
Another feature coming to iOS is called “Chrome Actions,” which lets you easily perform certain tasks without digging around in the app’s settings. For example, you can type actions such as “Clear browsing data”, “Open incognito tab” or “Set Chrome as default browser” in the browser’s address bar. Then the app will immediately take you to the correct page. The Chrome address bar can also predict when a user might benefit from a Chrome action based on the words being typed, so you don’t need to know the exact command. It’s been available on desktop since 2020 And since then on Android April 2022,
The update will allow users to set Google Password Manager as their autofill provider, competing with other password utilities like 1Password or Dashlane, as well as offering the option of a built-in password management system. If enabled, Chrome can help users manage and fill in their passwords on any website or any mobile app on their iOS device. This feature was already available on Chrome on desktop and Android before now.
In terms of the browser’s interface, Chrome’s main screen has now been redesigned to include more than just your recent tabs. You’ll notice that the app will now provide access to the same Discover feed of personalized content that is typically found on the homepage of the Google mobile app. It will come to Chrome on Android in the future, Google notes.
Google is also improving Chrome’s website translation feature, which uses on-device machine learning to make websites available in your preferred language. An updated language detection model will be launched on iOS that accurately detects the language of the page you’re viewing and whether it needs to be translated.
Finally, additional minor changes have been identified based on App Store Release Notes For Chrome 103. This includes the new ability to manage camera and microphone permissions for specific sites using the camera and microphone icons in the address bar, as well as the ability to download and add iCalendar files to your calendar and remove duplicate New Tab Page tabs. Is. in the background. some saw A few changes were also made to Chrome’s three-dot (overflow) menu to better highlight the Bookmarks tab and Reading List, which now top the list.