Google Chrome 86 now available on Google Play: these are the news

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Google Chrome 86 now available on Google Play: these are the news

The Navigator Google Chrome reaches version 86 stable on Android, incorporating as usual a good amount of improvements, some of which already we could try previously activating the chrome flags in older versions.

In Google Chrome 86 there are several new features focused on improve security, in addition to introducing a new design for the application menu (not activated by default) and not a few bug fixes.


Checking passwords

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One of the star changes in Google Chrome 86 is the incorporation of password checking, which until now was only found in the web version. Accessible from the settings menu, this function will analyze the passwords that Chrome has saved, indicating how many of them are unsafe or have been violated in previous leaks.

A related novelty is that now this report includes a button to change the password of each service, which tries to find out the correct form to change password on the web page or service where Google has detected that your password might not be secure.

Changes (optional) to the menu

This change is not activated by default, although you can already test it by modifying two chrome flags of the browser: a new design for the Google Chrome menu.

The first one, and that you can activate with the chrome flag #tabbed-app-overflow-menu-icons, add icons to menu items. The second, which is activated with #tabbed-app-overflow-menu-regroup, groups the menu items.

Chromemenus

This last option, the menu grouping, is available in three different variants, two of them alternating if the button shown at the top is to share or to go back.

Other changes

Of course, the changes in Google Chrome 86 do not end here, but there are another series of somewhat more technical novelties, but that are also worth considering. They are as follows:

  • Google will analyze the web addresses you visit to inform you of web pages that could be a security problem due to phishing or malware.

  • Chrome will prevent HTTPS pages from sending content or downloads over HTTP

  • Support for native filesystem API

  • In some cases, Chrome will show only the main domain of a web page (if you have multiple subdomains)

  • Optional cache to make going back faster. It is activated with the chrome flag #back-forward-cache

  • Support for WebCodecs API, although not enabled out of the box.

  • Asynchronous clipboard API can copy and paste HTML

  • Chrome may send you notifications reminding you to use it if you switch to another browser.

Google Chrome: fast and secure

Google Chrome: fast and secure


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Google Chrome 86 now available on Google Play: these are the news

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