Google Chrome 89 Features
The Chrome 89 is available in the Beta version and is set to bring a wide range of new features and upgrades. It has released almost within a week of the rollout of Chrome 88. According to Android Police, Chrome 89 is likely to be a grand release, thanks to features like Privacy Sandbox, Discover feed, web sharing on desktop, site info popup, and much more.
Google really cares about your privacy, so the first feature included in the new update is “Privacy Sandbox”. It is “a secure environment for personalization that also protects user privacy,” according to Google. The beta version also offers the first sight of the personalized privacy Sandbox. Reports suggest you have to go to Settings, click the option of Privacy and Security, and there you will get the option of “Privacy sandbox.”
Another feature is the Discover Feed which gets an improvement in the Chrome 89 version. Google is making little tweaks to how the content displays on the feed. According to Android Police, the content appears in cards but is separated by dividers. The new interface will make these cards more smoothly enclosed. The description preview has been removed, giving the overall design a rich look and displays more articles on a page.
Another big change is a new interface for site info popup on Android that will allow users to cancel permissions without going to Chrome’s settings panel. You can access the popup by pressing either ‘I’ or the lock icon in the address bar. “The popup normally shows the full address, information about page security, and a list of granted permissions. Chrome 89 includes a new flag (#page-info-discoverability) that updates the popup’s design,” according to the report.
Chrome 89 will offer web sharing on Windows and Chrome OS as well, a feature that was available on Safari and macOS in terms of desktop platforms. When enabled, the web apps can open the system share dialog. Whereas, on Android, Web Share allows web apps to send and receive data with Android’s native share menu.
Other new features that will come with Google Chrome 89 include reminders for unread articles saved in the reading list. Also, a new reporting API for sites track usage and support for AVIF content natively using AV1 decoders on Android and WebView.