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Chrome on iOS just got a major upgrade — new features

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Using Chrome on iOS is becoming quicker, more secure, and more useful.

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Those who use the Google Chrome browser on iOS should keep an eye out for a slew of new capabilities that have been unveiled by Google. With this update, you’ll have the option of using passwords stored in Chrome while you connect into other iOS and iPad apps.

This upgrade (version M104) will also provide improved surfing security, faster translation, and an easier way to browse and find new material, according to a Google blog post (opens in a separate tab). Certain tasks will be completed more rapidly thanks to the new ‘Chrome Actions.’

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But let’s return to the subject of passwords for a moment. If you use Chrome for iOS, you can now designate Chrome as your Autofill provider, transforming it into a password manager in effect. It is possible to generate and store passwords that can be used to get into any app on your phone or tablet using Chrome’s password manager. As Chrome users on Android have been doing for some time now.

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As a result, you won’t have to remember multiple passwords for all of your online accounts. But it’s not yet clear if Chrome can compete with the finest password managers.

For example, ‘Clear Browsing Data’ may soon be typed into the address bar and Chrome would automatically take care of it for you. Incognito mode and using Chrome as your default browser are two options.

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“Easier for you to discover new information or start a fresh search” is what the “discovery upgrades” are aimed at doing. This functionality isn’t currently available on Android, so details are scarce, but the idea is to get you back to browsing faster and easier than ever before.

This update also includes the 2020 launch of Enhanced Safe Browsing on desktop and Android devices. As the name suggests, this mode is designed to make your browsing experience more safe. So Chrome can protect you from phishing, malware, and other hazards by alerting you when a webpage is risky.

In the event of a data breach, this function can alert you and recommend that you change your passwords.

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Chrome Actions, on the other hand, are shortcuts that make it easier to accomplish specific tasks without having to navigate through multiple menus. When you type a command into Chrome’s address bar, it will execute it for you, according to Google. Clearing browsing data, opening incognito tabs, and making Chrome the default browser are the only features that have been announced thus far as being part of the new features in Chrome.

As part of these modifications, the three-dot settings menu will be streamlined and made easier to use, as well.

Update M104, which includes all of these new features, is currently rolling out to all users of Chrome for iPhone and iPad.

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