05 October 2019
Chrome for Android has received a new update that brings quite significant changes to the way we browse things on the browser. The version of the new update is 77 and it’s available on the Play Store to update or download.
First off, there’s now a wider availability of the “Send this page” sharing to more users. This feature was made available in July but now it appears to be rolling out widely across several users via the Chrome v77 update for Android.
Version 77 adds a direct “Send this page” feature in the Share sheet of the Chrome on Android so that you could send a particular page to your different devices. The Share sheet includes the Chrome icon on which “Send to your devices” is labeled. Tapping on it will show the list of your devices where the browser is open. The name of the device also includes additional information like name, type, and last “active” date. On the receiving end, an alert gets generated that notes the page name, URL, and sharing device. All will appear on the notification center to open the link.
The Downloads page has also been tweaked and now shows easy to access tabs on the main screen itself. Previously, you had to pull down the menu available on the top-left corner. But now, opening the Downloads page opens a screen with two main tabs “My Files” and “Articles For You.”
The former includes further tabs according to content types like Images, Pages, and Others. And the latter shows content that Google automatically stores. According to 9to5Google, this feature is not live yet.
Another notable feature is Site Isolation that now also protects cookies, HTTP resources, and other cross-site data if you’re visiting “attacker-controlled websites.” The security measure will be “enabled on some Android devices to protect websites and data where mobile users enter passwords.”
Google Chrome | Android | Play Store, Free