Google releases Chrome 63 for Windows, Android, Linux and Mac – here’s what’s new

Google is rolling out a new update for its Chrome Browser. The update is rolled out to Windows, Android, Linux, and Mac, and bumps it to v63. The latest update contains a lot of new features and improvements for users.

  • Chrome now supports the Generic Sensors API, which exposes the following sensors to websites: Accelerometer, LinearAccelerationSensor, Gyroscope, AbsoluteOrientationSensor, and RelativeOrientationSensor.
  • Version 2 of NT LAN Manager (NTLM) API is now shipped, enabling applications to authenticate remote users and provide session security when requested by the application.
  • Changes to how Chrome asks for user permissions, which has resulted in the decrease of the overall number of permission prompts by 50%.
  • To improve interoperability, Chrome will fire beforeprint and afterprint events as part of the printing standard, allowing developers to annotate the printed copy and edit the annotation after the printing command is done executing.
  • Chrome now comes with a Device Memory API that lets developers better understand how Chrome and websites use a PC’s memory.
  • Developers can now make pixel-level adjustments using the new Q length unit, which is especially useful on small viewports.
  • Developers can now prevent apps from using Chrome’s pull-to-refresh feature or create custom effects using overscroll-behaviour, which allows changing the browser’s behaviour once the scroller has reached its full extent.
  • Font-variant-east-Asian is now supported, allowing developers to control the usage of alternate glyphs for East Asian languages like Japanese and Chinese.
  • Chrome can now load JavaScript modules based on runtime conditions. It previously supported only static JavaScript module loading.
  • Chrome now includes a new mechanism for handling code that generates or iterates through data via asynchronous functions.

You can get the latest update of Google Chrome from the Google’s Website and if you already have Google Chrome, you can update it by typing chrome://settings/help in the URL bar and search for updates. If you have Android or Apple device then you can get Chrome from the respective App Stores.

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Via: Bleeping Computer

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