14 June 2019
Google first rolled out the Chrome 75 or Mac, Windows, and Linux and later on, it released the same for Android devices as well. On the desktop, this version of Chrome brings minor changes, however, there are a few new tools and developer features to notice.
The “Privacy and security” menu under “Advanced” gains a tool to “Manage security keys.” Under this category, you can ”Create a PIN” to protect the sign-in devices with an additional layer of security.
You can also use “Reset your security key” in case you want to erase all data on the security key.
Another feature is for web developers and it includes improved swipe gesture. The Chrome 75 adds support for Scroll Snap Stop to address the issue occurs in an inertial scroll operation. “Scroll-snap-stop enables authors to designate a snap position such that it traps the inertial scrolling operations preventing the scroll from skipping it.”
Google has also given an example of the Scroll Snap Stop when swiping through a horizontal image gallery, a broader gesture will take you to just next picture. This even works when snap targets have a different size or when they are larger than the scroller.
On Android, the Chrome 75 is bringing a couple of password-related features. It will now generate strong and unique passwords with Chrome’s built-in password manager.
Also, Chrome for Android can now quickly look up your passwords by tapping any password field and using the new keyboard option. As observed by 9to5Google, a gray row appears just above the keyboard with the key logo at the left. Tapping an account field will show saved passwords for a site. Also, a shortcut to “Manage passwords” at the bottom opens the full settings page. The update also brings some developers-specific features as well.