Google Chrome update brings new features for Windows 10

By: Costea Lestoc
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A new version of Chrome is out, and it brings essential updates. To be more specific, there are 19 new features that are included in the new version of Chrome.

Google announced that Chrome 67 has just been released to the stable channel for Windows. The update is version 67.0.3369.62 and it contains a few improvements and fixes involving site isolation, sensor support, WebXR API, and WebAuthentication API.

New Google Chrome features

WebXR API

Chrome supports the new WebXR standard for web-based AR and VR applications. Developers can make use of this new WebXR APIs to target mobile devices, Daydream headsets, Windows Mixed Reality devices, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and more.

Sensor support

Chrome 67 supports the new Generic Sensor API which will allow websites to access various sensors such as gyroscope, accelerometer, orientation sensor, and motion sensor. These are available in mobile and desktop devices.

Site isolation

The update brings Site Isolation to a more significant percentage of users. This feature enhances Chrome’s security, and it also helps diminish risks that are posed by the Spectre vulnerability.

WebAuthenticaion API

The Credential Management API used to define a framework for retrieving credentials, and these include semantics for creating, getting and storing them via two credential types: PasswordCredential and FederatedCredential.

Now, what the webAuthentical API brings new is a third credential type called PublicKeyCredential. This allows web apps to create and use strong credentials which are cryptographically attested for authenticating users.

Chrome update availability

The update began rolling out, and it will reach all Chrome users in the next few days and weeks. You can learn more about what this new version of Chrome brings further by heading over here.

Other new features and changes include slots in a flat tree, TransformStream, three new network quality client hints, send mouse back/forward buttons to JavaScript and more.

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