Chrome 90 brings some new window management tools, a much-needed fix for the Reading List, and many improvements features under the surface. The update is rolling out now to Chrome browsers on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
To go with the 90th sustains able release of Chrome, Google made a 90s themed video to elaborate series of rolled out features on the browser. It’s a must watch video as it will help you handle and guide you as you try out the the new update.
AV1 Encoder Optimized for Video Calls
Video conferencing is has never been more popular than it is ever since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hence Chrome is trying to refine it even better with enhanced functionality on Chrome 90 on the desktop.
The new update now has support for the AV1 Encoder, which uses the WebRTC standard and is optimized for video calling.
What this simply means is ultimate video quality and fewer bandwidth usage, even while on slow data connections.
HTTPS Is Now Default
Chrome 90 plans to load websites over HTTPS by default. This will thus raise privacy for you and improved site loading speed as lots of website out on the net today now uses HTTPS instead of HTTP. However if there is a site that doesn’t support the load of HTTPS Chrome will attempt to load such sites on HTTP instead.
Rename Chrome Windows
Another update is the ability to to rename Google Chrome Windows . If you’ve got a bunch of Chrome windows open, there’s a replacement feature you’ll use for organization. Chrome 90 adds the power to offer windows names. These names show up within the taskbar and therefore the task view.
This feature is often found under the “More Tools” menu or by right-clicking the window title bar. A text box will appear where you are to enter a titled name you are to give the window. However this feature is only available for Chrome on desktop.
Other Feature Update
WebXR Depth API: Helps websites using AR measure the physical distance between your device and objects within the world .
New CSS Overflow value: Prevents text from flowing outside of boxes and other elements. Stops any sort of scrolling for the box.
The Feature Policy API has been renamed to “Permissions Policy.”
Shadow DOM: Google Chrome 90 makes it possible to make shadow roots using only HTML.
Core Web Vitals: Developers can use a replacement overlay to raised visualize and measure page performance.
Chrome will automatically install the update on your device when it’s available. to right away check for and install any available updates, click the menu > Help > About Google Chrome.
Hide Reading List
The Reading List began to appear before Chrome 90, but it lacked a reasonably important feature: the power to cover it. We explained how you’ll use a google Chrome flag to urge obviate it, but now you’ll simply right-click to cover it.