25 June 2016
Google’s latest edition of Chrome – Chrome 51 is in all readiness to hit Mac and Windows. And soon it will become available to Linux as well. As in all updates, there will be quite a few security fixes and bug issues fixed in this update as well. One new thing that needs a mention is the Credential Management API. It’s a new API which will enhance the login experience of the users on the sites where they need to.
Password manager comes inbuilt with Chrome. And it will get an enhanced quality support for the latest Credential Management API. With this feature, sites can interact with Chrome’s password manager directly. It also includes amalgamated account services, something like Facebook and Smart Lock from Google. This feature will be handy while using a mobile to log in.
In today’s world, there are millions of sites that carry embedded videos as well as social widgets. This adds to the loading time of the sites and also generates a slowdown in the user experience. However, with Google Chrome 51, it won’t run rendering pipeline for frames, which aren’t on the screen. It will not only bring down the power usage by nearly 30 per cent, but also weed out any unneeded tasks for the browser.
Apart from the Credential Management API, there are many more APIs in this update. The new Chrome version will also bring the latest Material bookmark widget for the Android OS and does away with merge tabs function. With the help of external experts and the internal team members, the new Chrome update brings along as many as 42 security fixes. So, you can imagine how important this update is going to be.
Google Chrome 51 for desktop will soon start to roll out. It will also bring Chrome OS as well as Chrome on Android.