Google: With many new features and fixes, Google Chrome 95 was released on Tuesday (19), arriving in versions for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux. Improvements in online payments and greater organization of the guides are among the highlights.
With an eye on security, the Mountain View company added a new payment extension to WebAuthn, improving the authentication tool. It requires confirmation from the bank to validate identity before completing transactions, making interception and data theft difficult.
The updated version of Google’s browser will allow web apps to be used as URL handlers. The feature, under test since Chrome 93, is now enabled by default, making it possible to use these tools to open certain types of files.
The browser also offers the option to save groups of tabs, to open them later, a function that for now will not be native. It is also worth noting the support for the eyedropper tool, used by developers to create custom color detectors.
Material You and end of FTP support
For those using Chrome on Android 12, the update brings Material You landing in its full form, previously only available to testers. With this, the app gains rounded icons and bars, in addition to colors based on the cell phone’s wallpaper.
Chrome 95 also marks the definitive deletion of the FTP protocol, now complete with the removal of all code. There is also the option to save screenshots by scrolling the screen and some changes to file access for websites and apps.
The update is now available to everyone. You can check if your device has the latest version in the “Settings” of the browser by opening the option “About Google Chrome”.