There is a new update available for Google Chrome. That is Google Chrome 70, and it is a version that is already available for the essential compatible operating systems, such as Windows, MacOS, and Linux, besides Android and iOS. The new version of Chrome presents critical improvements, including the new privacy options to manage extensions better.
That is a change that has a lot to do with the recent cyber attacks that have occurred in applications or extensions of third parties and have endangered the privacy of Google Chrome users. Now, Google is setting the goal to prevent such risky situations. With the new Google Chrome 70 version, we will have the opportunity to manage in a more detailed and individualized way the extensions that we install within the browser. Also, we can now granted or deny some of the extensions’ access to our data.
Another important, though controversial, feature in Google Chrome 70 is the automatic sign-in disabling. Users have repeatedly complained that when accessing Google’s services, such as Gmail, for example, they logged into the browser directly and synchronized the data. Users don’t think this is convenient, because no authorization is requested from the user.
Google Chrome 70 launches with new features and privacy improvements
Other relevant novelties come on board this new Google Chrome 70 version. One of the most important is the possibility of installing web applications for Windows users.
In that way, we will be able to use web applications as if they were native Chrome apps. These programs will appear as if they were directly accessed on the computers, so we can access them much more easily.
Google Chrome 70 also supports fingerprint verification for macOS, iOS, and Android. Owners of MacBook Pro devices, which have TouchID, will now be able to log on to computers using the fingerprint reader. The same goes for users of the mobile version of Google Chrome 70 for Android.