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Chrome 72 for web ditches Chromecast setup process, brings settings redesign

30 January 2019 3

Google has released the newest Chrome version for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. It is Chrome 72 which is packed with a bunch of features, bug fixes, and under the hood improvements. The overall motive of the latest update is to improve the user experience and make it better than before.

In terms of specific changes, Chrome 72 ditches the Chromecast setup process which was possible previously. It means if you have a Chromecast device, you will not be able to set it up using the Chrome browser on the web. On older versions, it is possible to set up the device by typing chrome://cast in the address bar. In the latest version, the page will simply show a message asking users to get the Google Home app for Android and iOS to do the setup.

But if you already have a Chromecast device set up, you will still be able to do all other other tasks. These including sending a browser tab, video file or audio file from the Chrome browser to the bigger screen like a Chromecast-powered TV. This functionality was available on the previous versions and is also available on the latest version as well.

The next big noteworthy change includes revamped settings interface. With Chrome 72, Google has separated Autofill settings into a separate section. It features settings for passwords, payment methods, and addresses among others. It will basically allow you to manage what data you want the browser to save for auto-filling purposes.

There are also a lot of other changes that are packed within the Chrome 72 update. If you want to check out the complete changelog, visit the source link below.



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