Chrome has been updating its iOS browser app to bring new features to iPhone and iPad users. New updates coming to Chrome over iOS in the next few weeks will bring six new features to the popular browser, including a built-in password manager, Enhanced Safe Browsing and more.
These features, spotted first by Digital Trends, to make browsing with Chrome easier, safer and more convenient. Check out all about them below.
Enhanced Safe Browsing
With a new Enhanced Safe Browsing option, users are protected from phishing attacks and malware. Whenever a user has entered personal credentials in a webpage, Chrome will alert users with a warning if their username or password has been compromised.
The feature was already present on Chrome for Android and Windows, but is also now coming to iOS. Users will be able to turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing by heading into Chrome> More> Settings> Enhanced Safe Browsing and toggling the option on.
Chrome is also adding an improved password manager experience for users who no longer need to use a separate password management app or the built-in iOS password manager if they wish. Google Password Manager on iOS will allow Chrome to create, store and fill in your passwords on any website or app.
Discover new content
A new Discover feature will help users find new content that they may be interested in, and may miss if they have not used Chrome for a while. This feature will also be coming later to Android users using the Chrome browser.
Updated language identification model
Google will soon use on-device machine learning to make websites available in your preferred language. This feature will not process your personal data outside your device to protect your privacy, and will use an updated Google language identification model.
New three-dot menu
Chrome is also updating the three-dot menu on iOS to make the browser easier. Options like Bookmarks or Reading List will now be higher up in the vertical three-dot menu.
Address bar actions
A new Address Bar actions feature will let users quickly type out frequent actions in the address bar and Chrome will list out shortcuts for the same in the results. For example, users will be able to search for something like “delete history” and find a shortcut listed below to clear their recent browsing data.
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