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Chrome for iOS getting some tasty new features

Patrick Devaney

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Even though iPhones and iPads come with Apple’s Safari web browser pre-loaded, most users still turn to Google Chrome. The Google offering is by far the most popular web browser available across devices. Today we have news for all Chrome on iOS users of new updated features coming to your browser. Let’s check them out.

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Google has released information on new features coming to Google Chrome on iOS via its Keyword blog. Some of these are very interesting and even go beyond the Chrome browser itself.

Chrome for iOS getting some tasty new features

The first updated feature is something Google calls Enhanced Safe Browsing. This brings with it more advanced anti-phishing, malware and web-based threat protection. According to Google:

“If you turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing on your iPhone or iPad, Chrome predicts and warns you proactively if web pages are dangerous by sending information about them to Google Safe Browsing to be checked. When you type your credentials into a website, Chrome can warn you if your username and password have been compromised in a third-party data breach. Chrome will then suggest you change them everywhere.”

The second major updated feature coming to Chrome on iOS is the improved Google Password Manager. This fully functioning password manager tool will even work outside of Google Chrome, meaning you can now reliably and securely store all of your passwords in one place, no matter where or on what app you want to use them.

Google is also improving the chrome homepage to offer you a more involved experience. This includes offering Google search as well as quick access to recently used tabs, bookmarks, your reading list, and your history. Google is also adding Discover, which is its learning search functionality that tries to pre-emptively show you search results for web items it thinks you might be interested in.

The other two big updates include an improved language translation model to help you understand more of the web and the introduction of Chrome Actions, which allow you to type instructions like Clear Browsing Data or Open Incognito Tab directly into the address bar.

This raft of updates to Google Chrome on iOS follows recent news of a Chrome update that helps it block irrelevant and annoying push notification pop-ups.

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