Google is out with latest installment of its very successful internet browser. Called Chrome 70, the version is being rolled out for Mac, Windows and Linux. The tech giant has worked on all the negative feedback they received for Chrome 69, where users got automatically logged in to the browser, while signing in to YouTube, Gmail or other Google apps, allowing an inflow of information against user will.
This will not be happening with Chrome 70, and the issue has been resolved. As an additional treat, the browser will also bring forth Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, on Windows It’s a rare occurrence to come across a controversial version of any web browser, however, Chrome 69 managed to attract a lot of eyeballs for its privacy breaching setup.
Right after the sync feature within the browser was turned-on, users started to notice that they were unexpectedly being signed into their Google accounts, with stored bookmarks, history and password This was not liked many of the users.
A new setting is being added to the Chrome 70 called “Allow Chrome sign-in,” and is also the default setting. If this option is left enabled, the Chrome 70 will continue to behave as Chrome 69, logging the users to all of Google’s synced account, every time they log into Gmail or YouTube. However, once you turn this setting off, Chrome will behave just like it did before the Chrome 69, where, they will be no additional sign in into the Google account while using other Google apps.
You will also witness a changes in the interface, which will clearly project what is being synced in a clearer fashion. Also, you will see a change in the way the browser clears cookies, as service cookies will also be deleted from now.
Apart from amending the controversial changes of Chrome 69, the other most notable roll out of the browser is its support for Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, on Windows, which is happening for the very first time today. In addition, Chrome 70 is also bringing support for the successor of VP9, which is AVI, by offering a much better compression. This could be considered as another big steps towards Chrome’s combat against insecure websites.
These changes will roll out soon as Chrome users will be prompted for an update in the coming week. However, if you want the improved iteration now, you can go to “chrome://settings/help” in the address bar and force your browser to check for the update.