Google has announced that Chrome 78 will be soon available for PCs, arriving with a variety of security changes and new features.
Unlike other updates, this one is focused on security improvements, and it does not bring new flashy features that may have been present in the case of other updates. However, it is quite important to install it since it will boost the overall security of your system. Read below to learn more.
Password checking integration
The biggest addition is the full integration of password checking tools. Google’s Password Checkup tool was released as an extension at first, but it is now a default feature present in the browser. It allows the company to check the integrity of sign-in credentials when users visit a third-party site and it will flash warnings if the data might be compromised. If this happens a notification will urge users to change their credentials. It is important to note that Chrome does not read the credentials in plain text, a trait that improves the privacy of the users.
Revamped customization tool
The customization tool, which can be found at the bottom-right section in the New Tab page has been altered, and it now includes more themes, and the ability to use a fully-featured color picker which lets users choose their favorite hue.
The controls tied to shortcuts that appear on new tabs have been enhanced, and users have the option to allow Chrome to sort shortcuts based on how often they visit a page, create their shortcuts, or hide the feature.
Fresh tab preview
At this point, the tab preview UI is a bit boring, and Google plans to use cards inspired by Material Design to refine the experience for the users, as the cards look better and are easier to read.
This chance is a bit more stealthy, but it will block pages from generating new pop-ups and dialogue boxes when you want to leave.