Google Chrome M83 update introduces new security features

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Chrome for desktop introduces M83 update with Multiple security features and safety check

Google Chrome is very common to every one of us as 80% of people use Chrome as their default browser. Google Chrome has over 1 billion user downloads and 62% of users are active daily. According to the popularity of Chrome, it is very important to maintain its security and updates. Google has quite managed its Chrome nicely but is not 100% yet.

Google will launch its M83 update soon as said before, the update will introduce multiple new security features and safety checks. Google Chrome M83 is said to be a milestone update as it resides multiple features for security and safety purposes.

We previously paused upcoming releases for Chrome and Chrome OS. Today we’re sharing an update as we’re now resuming releases with an adjusted schedule:

Google said in its Google Releases blog

The adjusted Schedule according to the Google Releases blog is below:

  • M83 will be released three weeks earlier than previously planned and will include all M82 work as we canceled the M82 release (all channels).
  • Our Canary, Dev and Beta channels have or will resume this week, with M83 moving to Dev, and M81 continuing in Beta.
  • Our Stable channel will resume release next week with security and critical fixes in M80, followed by the release of M81 the week of April 7, and M83 ~mid-May.
  • We will share a future update on the timing of the M84 branch and releases.

Google Chrome M83 will introduce several new privacy and security features, the largest of which is a new Safety Check tool. The Google Chrome Safety Check feature is easy to use, simple to understand, and gives users a way to get an overall look at their safety status in Chrome.

Google Chrome M83 update key features:

  • Existing controls (such as cookie and permission management) are now easier to find, easier to understand, and easier to control.
  • A new Enhanced Safe Browsing tool will take Google Chrome safety to the next level by proactively checking if sites, downloads, media, etc. are safe.
  • During a Domain Name Service (DNS) lookup, Chrome will now use DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt the procedure.
  • Third-party cookies will be blocked by default when browsing using Incognito Mode. You can fine-tune this if you wish.
  • Extensions will now be organized under a new puzzle icon so you can easily find the extensions you have installed. You can still choose to show certain extensions on the toolbar, though.

The M3 Update is said to be launched on the 26th of May according to the sources. The update will first be released on Chrome for desktop with all these features. There is no official statement that all the features will be rolled out for Chrome for Android and iOS too.

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