Google is taking steps to enhance the functionality of Google Chrome’s search bar, known as the omnibox, with several small yet impactful changes.

The newest version of Google’s web browser is Google Chrome 90, and it is now being made obtainable to PC users around the world. Possibly the most notable development is that web pages will now load through the HTTPS secure URL by default which could considerably improve security online especially for the less savvy people that use the internet.

The latest version, Chrome 90.0.4430.72, patches more than 37 security vulnerabilities. It further makes encrypted web connections by default, which will speed up performance. Plus, Chrome 90 includes support for video conferencing services.

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The previous month, the tech giant had announced that in order to enhance browser privacy and to block third-party applications from spying on users’ browser habits, it would default to HTTPS starting with version 90. Merely a few weeks after the announcement, the firm has launched the updated v90 edition of Chrome for desktops and Android.

Moreover, if compared with the previous versions, this will enhance streaming on very low bandwidth networks as well as increase efficiency in screen sharing efficiency. Overall, the latest version will assist with better compression competence, allowing for less bandwidth usage and better visual quality.

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Furthermore, the updated browser also facilitates more pragmatic lighting evaluations for AR and VR settings and a slew of CSS enhancements and tweaks. Chrome 90 also comes with many developer-focused features such as an upper-level technique for capturing a MediaStream video, adding certain details to videos on the fly, such as the subtitles, transcriptions, background blurring or removal, and voice and video effects.

According to Google’s blog post“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. Chrome is invested in ensuring that HTTPS is the default protocol for the web, and this change is one more step towards ensuring Chrome always uses secure connections by default.”

Source: Bleeping Computer

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