Chrome 119 is out in Early stable: Here's what's new

Tab Groups can now sync across all of your devices

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Google has released Chrome 119 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to Early Stable. The update brings new features, improvements, and bug fixes, but it won’t be available to all users because of Google’s new release schedule.

More specifically, with the Early Stable release for Chrome, Google has more time to monitor the update before it gets released to all users. If any significant issue is discovered, the company can fix it when the impact is still negligible.

Google also made scheduling changes to Chrome 119 and shifted the release by a week. For instance, Chrome 119 should have been in Early Stable from Nov 1, but it’s now available on October 25. That’s a welcomed change, as we’ll have more time to test the new features.

Chrome 119: What’s new?

Web SQL depreciation and removal: Google announced its depreciation and removal plans for Web SQL from Chrome last year in August. Web SQL is no longer available in Chrome 119.

Chrome 119 will Sandbox Network Service that already runs in its own Process on Windows. This change improves security and reliability in Chrome and prevents third-party code from tampering with network service.

Save and Sync Tab Groups: Tab Groups have been available in Chrome for a while now. With Chrome 119, you can now save and sync them. This means you can close and re-open Tab Groups and sync them across devices.

Preload Pages Settings: With the new update, Google plans to move the Preloading settings to the Performance tab. Until now, the Preload Pages setting that allows pages to load faster in Chrome has been available under Privacy and Security > Third-party cookies. The Preload setting with the same features will be relocated to Performance with Standard Preloading and Extended Preloading options.

With the new Early Stable release schedule, Google plans to monitor all these changes closely. This adds another layer to the updates and means that the wide releases will theoretically be faultless. Or as close as Google can get to that.

But what’s your take on the Early Stable release and the new Chrome 119? Leave your thoughts in the comment below.

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