For desktops, the search giant has now unleashed Chrome 90 to the stable channel. It comes with plenty of new fixes, upgrades, and features with a major switch to HTTPS as the default protocol.
The search giant is working on changing the whole web to HTTPS for years. the company intends to label all HTTP sites as “Not secure” and all encrypted pages as “secure files” to download.
According to the reports, the work has been near to end as 97 of the top 100 websites are now default to HTTPS. About 90 percent loaded on Windows are secured and 98 percent of Chrome pages loaded on Chrome OS are encrypted.
For instance, any URL typed in the address bar of Chrome 90 that doesn’t contain a protocol such as “example.com”, will be considered an HTTPS connection. Earlier, Chrome would seek to connect to the URL under HTTP:// protocol. The switch to HTTPS will enhance page loading speeds as well as privacy, as per Google.
There are more exceptional bases to this order. The single-label domains, IP addresses, and reserved hostnames like test/ or localhost/ will keep defaulting to HTTP.
“HTTPS protects users by encrypting traffic sent over the network, so that sensitive information users enter on websites cannot be intercepted or modified by attackers or eavesdroppers”.
Moreover, users get a built-in AVI encoder besides the Chrome 90. Optimized for video conferencing with WebRTC, it provides better compression and cinematic features. While decreasing bandwidth usage. Also, it will enhance streaming on low-bandwidth networks (30kbps and under) and improve screen sharing ability as compared to VP9 and other codecs.
Without the need to activate a flag, the Google Search tool that came with Chrome 88 is now unleashing to more users. After enabling, clicking a drop-down arrow on the top bar illustrates all open tabs. There’s a search option for those who keep more tabs open. Moreover, users can also obscure the Reading List without the use of flags.
Click here to download Chrome 90.